Florida residents have an ideal home for enjoying the beauty of summer. With warmer weather comes more outdoor socializing and excited visitors.
When alcohol flows freely at summertime events, partygoers should remember the following tips to reduce the risks of an arrest for driving under the influence.
Knowing one’s limits
People are unique regarding how much alcohol they can tolerate. Those who partake should clearly understand how much liquor it takes to compromise their judgment. Also, tolerance levels can lower with age, so a person should not assume the ability to drink as much as in the past.
Summer heat makes it easier for partiers to consume many more cold alcoholic beverages in a short time. A person should be careful not to consume too many stiff drinks in a brief period, especially when recreational activities and the temperature could lead to dehydration and stronger effects of alcohol.
Also, brewers offer drinks in cans of different sizes than the traditional 12 ounces. If a person consumes larger beverages at the same rate as smaller drinks, inebriation could ensue.
On the other hand, smaller drink sizes with a high alcohol content could make a person overconfident and lead to drinking too much. All who enjoy alcohol need to be mindful of consumption.
Assigning a designated driver
A designated driver can greatly reduce the possibility of a DUI. Giving the designated driver one’s car keys ahead of time can avert a dangerous change of mind. If no designated driver is available, a group should consider ridesharing services or public transportation.
Despite one’s intentions to avoid operating a vehicle while under the influence, miscalculations and misjudgments may occur. In those moments, a defendant can investigate legal ways to reduce the fines and penalties that often come with a DUI arrest.