A DUI Prevention Guide In Houston

7 Simple Ways To Avoid A DUI

can be one of the most stressful life experiences. The lingering penalties and potential consequences of a DUI often cause people to behave in ways that they wouldn’t normally, particularly so if they’ve had something to drink and feel guilty about the offense. One of the best ways to avoid a DUI is to ensure that you don’t get pulled over at all in the first place. In this article, we are going to take a look at what you need to do if you are going for a night out or a party where drinks will be involved.

  1. Occasionally grab a bite to eat while drinking. This is important as it will help to slow down the rate of alcohol absorption into your system. Drinking on an empty stomach is one of biggest disservice you can do to yourself. This is because alcohol is absorbed much faster, which quickly raises your blood alcohol content (BAC). Having some pretzels along the way or some other appetizer foods and spreading out the drinks will help you to avoid the dreaded 0.08% BAC.
  2. Keep your car in good condition. A malfunctioning light or expired tag is sure to get you pulled over, particularly so at night when the police can clearly see your headlight is out.
  3. Adhere to all traffic lights. It should go without saying that you should always follow the traffic rules any time you are behind the wheel. This is especially important if you’ve been drinking. This means sticking to the speed limit and always using your signal light when switching lanes. The last thing you want is to give a cop a reason to pull you over and perform a field sobriety test.
  4. Always have your driver’s license, registration, and insurance information close by. Fumbling around trying to find your documents is enough to give the police officer reasonable grounds to carry out a field sobriety test.
  5. Stay updated on all DUI checkpoints in your area and avoid them. Typically, DUI crackdowns are supposed to be mentioned in public forums, often on a local police website or in the community paper. Try to find out where these checkpoints are and plan your route accordingly.
  6. Pay full attention to your driving. While it might be easy to hold a phone conversation or fiddle with the radio when you are sober, completely avoid it if you have been drinking. Keep in mind that alcohol combined with other tasks other than driving significantly cut down your reaction time. Ensure that all of your concentration is on the road to avoid even the smallest swerves.
  7. Avoid drinking if you plan on driving. This is the most obvious way to avoid a DUI. However, if you must drink, ensure to have a designated driver. Being arrested for drunk driving lead to a whole array of problems affecting your daily life. Things get even worse if you get into an accident, especially if it involves serious injury or fatality.

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