designated driver

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the member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home

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References in periodicals archive ? Coca-Cola is proud to support Irish road safety by rewarding Designated Drivers who give the Gift of a Lift with two FREE drinks from Coca-Cola.
Your passengers can tweet your name to NHTSA (@NHTSAgov) for the Designated Driver Wall of Fame using the hashtag #DontDriveDrunk.
Nearly half (45%) of those questioned in the survey who have been a designated driver while a learner for people who had been drinking alcohol did not believe their passengers would have been in any fit state to help them out if they had become confused or needed to ask a question about their driving technique.
During operating hours designated driver teams are on stand-by at their respective residences waiting to get activated for a call near their location.
AA president Edmund King said: "It is encouraging to see that many people are choosing to select a designated driver before a night out, but it's really important that they also consider arrangements for the morning after too.
However 7% "call a taxi if no one in the group has remained sober enough to drive home" and 2% decide on a designated driver while out on the evening.
The young Jewish man was returning home from a Purim party, driving some friends homesoberas their designated driver.
Whether you're golfing, boating or going to a BBQ with friends, plan ahead for a safe ride home this Canada Day and all summer long--arrange a designated driver, call a taxi or take transit.
C The 30-year-old Pakistani, M.H., was the child's designated driver who drove him from and to school.
Department of Transportation and the Ad Council developed public service announcements that used the phrase "friends don't let friends drive drunk." This campaign followed work from a partnership between Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Health Communication, Hollywood's creative community, and leading TV networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC), to introduce the concept of designated driver. At the time of its introduction in 1988, alcohol-related traffic fatalities were reported at 23,626.
The role of the designated driver is not just to get their friends home safely but they are often keeping an eye on everyone's drinks and making sure no one gets into trouble.
WOMEN are far more likely to end up as the designated driver over the Christmas period, according to 70% of respondents in an AA/ Populus poll.
First and foremost, to all drivers out there who know for sure they will be having one too many during a night out, please make sure you get a designated driver before you embark on a suicide mission.
Derek Brockway @NWPKateParker: The party season is getting underway, make sure you have a designated driver or taxi home #dontdrinkanddrive @Joeyfontana89: Good luck to @kylehedge89 today on raising money for St Asaph floods, by riding from Bangor to Kinmel Bay #TopLad?
The AA's Edmund King urged caution on a passenger ban, saying that having a designated driver taking friends home was useful.
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