Designate a Sober Driver

It’s all fun and games until it’s not. We’ve all been there…you’re having fun when all of a sudden, the party stops and it’s time to make a decision. Choose to be safe, plan ahead and don’t drive. If you get behind the wheel impaired by alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, you’re gambling with your life and the lives of others. Real life is not a game.

Play It Safe & Have a Plan

Designate a
Sober Driver

Over 10,000 people are killed every year in alcohol-related traffic collisions.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Take a
Ride Service

A DUI conviction can stay on your record for 10 years.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Stay
Where You Are

About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Take Public
Transportation

One American life is lost every 22 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic collision.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Taxi to a
Nearby Hotel

An estimated 30% of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-involved traffic collision in his or her lifetime.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Phone
a Friend

EVEN ONE DRINK CAN MAKE YOU AN UNSAFE DRIVER

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Designate a Sober Driver

Take a Ride Service

Stay Where You Are

Take Public Transportation

Taxi to a Nearby Hotel

Phone a Friend

Over 10,000 people are killed every year in alcohol-related traffic collisions.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

A DUI conviction can stay on your record for 10 years.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

One American life is lost every 22 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic collision.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

An estimated 30% of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-involved traffic collision in his or her lifetime.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

EVEN ONE DRINK CAN MAKE YOU AN UNSAFE DRIVER

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Any substance that impairs your driving could result in a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest.

The "I" in DUI

Law enforcement is trained to detect drivers that are under the influence of alcohol, cannabis and/or drugs, including prescription medications, some over-the-counter (OTC) medications and illegal drugs.

Under the Influence = Under Arrest

It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage or drug, to drive a vehicle.

It Doesn’t Pay To Drive Under the Influence

Not only are you risking your life and the lives of others, but the cost of getting a DUI is outrageous.

Play It Safe

Gamble with a DUI

Potential Total Cost $33,610*

*The costs are approximate. Actual costs may vary by location and time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Even One Drink Can Make You an Unsafe Driver

In California, driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)** of 0.08% or more (0.04% or more if you drive a commercial vehicle; 0.01% or more if under 21) is presumed illegal. However, you could be determined under the influence even at a lower BAC. Predictable BAC effects on driving:

Decline in visual functions, decline in ability to perform two tasks at the same time.

Reduced coordination, reduced ability to track moving objects, difficulty steering, reduced response to emergency driving situations.

Lack of concentration, short-term memory loss, reduced information processing capability, impaired perception.

**Information on BAC levels has been gathered from a variety of sources including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the American Medical Associate, and www.webMD.com.

It is estimated that impaired driving costs drivers $44 billion each year.

-The National Highway Safety Administration

California DUI Laws

Implied Consent

Anyone who drives in California is presumed to have given their consent to provide a chemical test to measure the alcohol and/or drug content of their blood.

0.08%

A person with a BAC of .08% is presumed to be under the influence of alcohol, but even at a lower BAC, a person may still be arrested if they are impaired.

Ignition Interlock Device

Depending on the circumstances of the violation, persons arrested for DUI may be required to install an ignition interlock device.

DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

The CHP conducts sobriety checkpoints to deter impaired driving and to remove impaired drivers from the roadway in an effort to safe lives.

Commercial DUI

It is illegal for a driver to operate a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol reading of 0.04% or higher. A commercial driver will be put out of services with a BAC of .01% or higher.

License Suspension or Revocation

A person arrested for driving under the influence may have their driver’s license suspended or revoked. Additionally, persons under the age of 21 not arrested for DUI with a measurable BAC may have their driver’s license suspended or revoked.

Open Container of Alcohol

It is illegal for an owner or driver to keep an open container of alcohol in a vehicle except in the trunk or other area out of the immediate control of the occupants. It is also unlawful for passengers to possess an open container of alcohol.

Take the Pledge Be the Solution

  1. Don’t drive under the influence
  2. Be a designated driver when called upon
  3. Help spread the word

Pledge Now

to become a sober driver ambassador and share with your friends.

"Coffee, a Cold Shower or a Run Around the Block", Will Not Sober An Impaired Driver.

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