Get the Keys:
How You Can Intervene
The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Advertising Council's Innocent Victims public service campaign emphasize the need to intervene and Get the Keys away from someone about to drive after drinking alcohol. But sometimes this is easier said than done. Below are some helpful tips and advice from focus group research on how people can Get the Keys away from a drinker.
And Bob suggests the following, if it is your party:
*Collect your guests' car keys as they arrive.
*Determine who the designated drivers are.
*Assure as your guests leave that only those who drank NO alcohol intend to drive.
*Or, have a party without serving alcohol. Zero alcohol - zero liability.
..think that the type of food you serve can make a drinker a safe driver.
...think that you can stop serving alcohol early enough to allow sufficient time for your guests to metabolize the alcohol you have served.
...convince yourself that "nothing will happen" just because it hasn't happened to that person before. It has happened to others.
...be more concerned about what your guests think of you than you are for their safety.
...forget to show proper respect for your designated drivers.
...apologize for doing what is right. Expect that your guests will respect your wishes.