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There's no excuse for drunk driving

Whenever a drunk driving accident takes a life or leads to serious injuries, it's worth noting that there's no excuse for driving under the influence. People sometimes act like they had no choice -- maybe they accidentally drank more than they planned to and still had to get home. The truth, though, is that there is always a choice. In fact, there are plenty of choices.

The best thing to do is just to have a designated driver at all times. Get one person who decides to refrain from drinking so that everyone else can just relax and have fun. If no one who plans to drive also plans to drink, there's no risk of over-drinking.

Another option is to pay for a ride. It's fast, easy and not very expensive. This used to mean calling a cab, and it still can. In the modern era, though, you also have ridesharing options on your phone. You can request a ride from a sober driver in seconds.

A third choice is just to seek out another means of transportation entirely. Only go to bars on the bus route, so you can just take it home when you're done. Choose bars that are close enough to your house to walk. A little planning in advance is all it takes.

Even if you do all of this, though you can make the roads safer, you can't guarantee that another drunk driver won't hit you. If you get into an accident and suffer serious injuries, then you need to know all of the legal options you have to seek financial compensation.

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