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How can young drivers reduce the risk of DUI charges? 

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2023 | Drunk Driving Charges |

When teens become young adults, this brings numerous different freedoms. Young adults can obtain their driving license which allows them to travel more freely. Nonetheless, young adults also become legally able to drink alcohol. 

Done separately, young people can enjoy both of these activities, but the activities do not mix. Of all the people found to have high blood alcohol concentration (BAC), adults between 21 and 24 account for approximately 33%. 

This means that a significant number of young people face DUI charges. What can be done to reduce this risk

Choose alcohol-free activities 

There’s nothing wrong with having the occasional drink. Nonetheless, not every activity needs to involve alcohol. Friends can have fun together without it. Planning alcohol-free activities when you’re driving significantly reduces the risk of you facing DUI charges. 

Swap driving responsibilities 

If you’re lumbered with being the designated driver every week, then the temptation of having a drink is likely to be greater. If several of your friends have licenses, it can be a good idea to take turns being the designated driver. This means that none of you feel left out in the long term. If you know you can let your hair down next week and have a drink, then the temptation isn’t going to be there this week. 

Even if you take every possible precaution as a young driver, stereotypes mean that you may still be pulled over and even potentially charged. If this happens, it’s important not to panic as you are innocent until proven guilty. 

Seeking legal guidance will help you to build a suitable defense strategy.