The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and with it comes a time of year when people tend to drink and drive. Drinking and driving is a serious threat to all people on the roads, and it’s something that is totally preventable.

As you prepare your Fourth of July festivities, it’s a good idea to remember that your guests may be drinking with you that evening. To keep everyone safe, now is the time to plan for what happens if they are intoxicated when your event ends.

What should you do if someone is intoxicated and wants to leave your event?

If you are holding an event on the Fourth of July and see that one of your loved ones or friends is trying to leave while intoxicated, you need to have other options available. Ask if they would like to:

  • Stay the night
  • Have you call a cab for them
  • Have you take them home once others have left
  • Have you take them to a hotel and pick them up in the morning
  • Stay longer until they are no longer intoxicated

These simple options can help keep them off the road while they’re intoxicated and protect others against the risk of a crash.

Alcohol use does sharply increase the risk of crashing, which is something everyone can prevent. If someone does drink and drive, they could cause a serious crash. If you’ve been involved in a car crash, you may be able to seek a settlement for emotional distress, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of property. Our website has more on the steps to take next.