It’s cheaper to call Uber

Published 10:41 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

I can’t think of a good reason someone would choose to drive drunk when things like Uber, Lyft, taxis and moms exist.

While it seems relatively easy to abstain from drinking and driving, it still happens. Everyone that does it always thinks they are just fine, and their friends don’t want to start a fight by not letting them drive.

Being a sober driver, or finding one, becomes increasingly more important once the holiday season comes around. Halloween is just a few days away, and it’s important to decide on a game plan before going to a party. If you don’t, it could result in injuries or death.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages 5-14 are four and a half times more likely to be killed by a motor vehicle on Halloween night than any other night of the year.

That is terrifying to think that a night that is supposed to be filled with candy and laughs can end with a family burying their child. It’s not worth it.

Whether you think you’re fine or not, just find a friend that doesn’t drink or doesn’t mind being the designated driver. You can always return the favor the next time you go out drinking.

Almost everyone I know has the Uber or Lyft apps on their phones, so if there isn’t a sober friend in sight at the party, it is easy enough to use a ridesharing app and make sure you get home in one piece.

Driving drunk anytime of the year is dangerous and should be, and can be, avoided at all costs, but it becomes even more important during these high traffic holidays.

Children and their parents are trying to safely enjoy trick-or-treating without having to worry about a drunk driver hitting them as they cross the street.

According to Traffic Safety Marketing, from 2012 to 2016, 168 people were killed during Halloween because of drunk driving accidents.

It is never worth it to drink and drive, and doing so will always cost more than the $25 Uber ride you’re too cheap to pay for.

On average, a DUI charge can set people back up to $10,000 because of attorney’s fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, car towing and repairs and medical fees. I’d take a $25 cab ride any day.

Just ask someone to be your ride, find a cab or just don’t drink. No matter what you do, be careful.