Several ways people can help curtail drinking and driving:
* Take a cab if you're planning to go out on the town or go to a party by yourself.
* If you're partying with a group of friends, have a "designated driver" -- either a person who doesn't drink or one who promises to stay alcohol-free
that evening. If you socialize often with the same group and no one in the group is a non-drinker, agree to take turns being the designated driver.
As an incentive, agree to buy the "designated driver's" dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.
* If you drive to a party, give your keys to the host or a trusted friend who won't let you drive if you've had too much to drink.
* If you're hosting a party, be sure to have non-alcoholic beverages available, don't allow your guests to mix their own drinks, serve plenty of food
and stop serving alcohol about two hours before it's time for your guests to leave. As the host of a party, your most important job is to keep a
watchful eye on your guests to see if any have had too much to drink. Do whatever you have to do to assure they don't drive. They may be angry
with you at the moment, but they'll thank you later.