Designated Driver

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USE DESIGNATED DRIVERS

The terms "designated driver" and "designated driving" refers to the selection of a person who remains sober as the responsible driver of a vehicle whilst others have been allowed to drink alcoholic beverages. Thus as a practical and ethical matter a designated driver is a person who abstains from alcohol on a social occasion in order to drive his or her companions home safely as an alternative to driving under the influence. In order to encourage these arrangements, some bar, restaurant and nightclub proprietors will offer free or reduced-price non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers. (source: wikipedia.org)

BEFORE YOUR DRIVE - Test yourself with the "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzer to determine if are over the DUI legal driving limit of 0.08% BAC.

Responsible People do not attend social gatherings and events to become drunk and leave to become a DUI statistic, they leave events without realizing that they are over the legal blood alcohol limit to drive. By using the "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzer you can test yourself to determine if you need a designated driver.

The "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzer can be used as a precautionary device to curb alcohol consumption by individuals at parties, schools, community events, sports events, concerts, bars, liquor stores and anywhere alcohol is served.

The "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzer is a simple, economical instrument to promote personal responsibility, save lives and create public awareness.

Designated Driver Programs can use "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzers to determine if someone is adhering to the program and not drinking.

General

Every day corporations, communities and individual States are instituting Designated Driver Programs so that people can make Personal Choices before Driving under the influence of Alcohol. The "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzer is the perfect device for anyone to easily determine if they are over the USA legal limit of 0.08 Blood Alcohol Content. Once the they have taken the breathalyzer test they can decide if they require the services of a designated driver.

COLLEGES

"Know Your Limits" helps students make sound choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use. Working together with administrators, and college security "Know Your Limits" can address drinking behaviors specific to their schools and develop intervention techniques appropriate to their campuses.

Law enforcement and campus security can use the "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzer as a "step 1" in conducting sobriety tests.

Our breathalyzer will act as a gauge to determine alcohol level and aid security officers with how they would proceed. DUI's are highest amongst college age students. Our breathalyzers can be sold in vending machines in sports arena as well the parking lots.

Restaurants, Taverns, Concerts, Theatres and Sporting Events.
The "Know Your Limits" Breathalyzer can be used in Clubs, Restaurants, Taverns, Concerts, Theatres and Sporting Events by the management to promote designated driver programs.

*What service establishments should do to run a good Designated Driver Program.
While community-wide coordination of programs is critical, running successful Designated Driver Programs (DDPs) in restaurants and bars also requires attention to details. A successful DDP should do the following:

Monitor entrances to the establishment

  • Assign a staff member at all times
  • Check for age and fake IDs
  • Deny entry to intoxicated people
  • Count the number of patrons on the premises to prevent overcrowding
  • Provide a proper patron-staff ratio

Actively encourage food consumption

  • Offer reduced food prices during late afternoon/evening
  • Have low cost snacks or food available at all times
  • Provide incentives to servers for increased food sales

Promote alternative beverages

  • Price non-alcoholic drinks significantly less than those containing alcohol
  • Promote non-alcoholic drinks on table tents
  • Stock and promote light beer and light wine
  • Set lower prices for light beer and light wine
  • Evaluate servers on total sales, including non-alcoholic products

Train all staff

  • Involve all staff in server training, so they understand what a DDP is
  • Pay staff for training time
  • Keep an incident log of all problem situations

Provide house policies

  • Provide a written statement of policies to all staff
  • Prohibit drinking on the job by employees
  • Reinforce policies by offering staff incentives for effectively managing intoxicated patrons and for selling alternative beverages

Never serve minors

  • Establish when to ask for identification
  • Train staff to identify minors
  • Identify what forms of identification are acceptable
  • Provide staff with guidelines to deal with underage patrons
  • Set guidelines to recognize and deal with false identification
  • Ensure that staff understands its legal duty regarding service to minors
  • Verify that all servers are legally old enough to serve beverage alcohol

Monitor drinking

  • Provide staff with consumption limit charts and supporting rationale
  • Provide staff with guidelines for recognizing the signs of intoxication
  • Set guidelines for dealing with intoxicated patrons

Publicize the establishment's position

  • Explain and market the program internally to patrons
  • Indicate that the establishment wishes no patron to drink to intoxication
  • Promote the establishment's position to the public at large
  • Develop a mission statement and post prominently (for instance, in the bathrooms and near the entrance).
  • If a designated driver is not selected, identify alternative transportation options for patrons.


*What must individual service establishments do to run a good program? This information is an excerpt from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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