The Cost of Drinking and Driving
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Drunk drivers face jail time when they're caught, and the financial impact is devastating. On average, a DUI can set you back $10,000 in attorney’s fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing, and more. And, drinking and driving can result in losing your driver’s license and your car — imagine trying to explain that to your friends, family and boss.
Be Responsible: Have a Plan
Your life and the lives of others on the road are at risk every time a driver gets behind the wheel after drinking. Here are a few tips to stay safe.
- If you are hosting a party where there’s alcohol, offer non-alcoholic drink options and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
- Always wear your seat belt — it's the best defense against drunk drivers.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, call law enforcement.