On July 1, 2019, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control ("ABC") has announced its Agents will be working with local law enforcement and licensed establishments to reduce and prevent driving under the influence of alcohol.
ABC recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:
• PLAN AHEAD: Plan a safe way home before the fun begins.
• DESIGNATE A DRIVER: Before drinking, designate a sober driver.
• USE RIDE-SHARE: use Uber, Lyft, or other ride-share programs.
VOLUNTEERING TO BE A SOBER DRIVER? The Office of Traffic Safety Designated
Driver – Very Important Person (DDVIP) program partners with bars and restaurants to offer nonalcoholic specialty drinks for DDs, among other deals: http://bit.ly/OTSDDrinks. To learn more about DDVIP and other OTS awareness, education and enforcement campaigns, visit www.ots.ca.gov, as well as the OTS Facebook and Twitter pages: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS/ and https://twitter.com/OTS_CA?lang=en.
DDVIP Program: "The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is available for free download on iOS and Android devices. The DDVIP app offers to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Also through the app, for those who want to make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride.
Don't let the next victim of DUI be your loved ones! Happy and safe holidays!