As a responsible adult, you likely choose one friend or family member as a designated driver when your group goes out. With this safety precaution taken, everyone (with the exception of the designated driver) can enjoy a beer or glass of wine without having to worry about how they will get home. Or do they?
According to a recent article in The New York Times, many designated drivers do not refrain from drinking.
The article cites a study done by University of Florida researchers. These researchers interviewed and did breath tests on more than 1,000 people after they left bars in a Florida city. Of the 1,000 interviewed, 165 identified themselves as the person chosen as the “designated driver,” or the person designated to refrain from drinking in order to safely drive the group home later that night. [Read more…] about Not All Designated Drivers Refrain from Drinking