The surest way to stop impaired driving is by preventing people who are under the influence from ever getting behind the wheel.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found the number of motor vehicle crash traumas decreased by 38.9% thanks to rideshares, confirming what MADD has believed for years - that rideshare apps offer a convenient transportation option that helps reduce the risk of drunk driving crashes. As a rideshare supporter, MADD knew from the beginning that rideshare apps would help save lives. Now, we have the data to prove it.
But there are even more alternatives beyond rideshares that can prevent these crimes from happening.
Below are some ways to make sure everyone gets home safe if your plans involve alcohol.
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From taxis to buses, subways and rail systems traditional public transportation is another resource to prevent drunk and drugged driving.
DESIGNATING A NON-DRINKING DRIVER
Plan ahead for a sober ride before the first drink. Designate a non-drinking driver or call a non-drinking friend to pick you up.