When you’re drunk or high, you make bad decisions. Driving impaired is the worst decision. So before you party, make your plan to get home safe.

Plan Ahead & Get Home Safe

When you’re drunk or high, you have big ideas, but not necessarily good ideas.

Before the party starts, you need to plan a safe ride home. If you don’t, you risk a DUI. And up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine, a suspended license, an ignition interlock device installed in your car, legal bills… and lots of uncomfortable conversations.

On average in Washington state, there are 100 DUI arrests every day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

So plan ahead. Drunk-you will thank you. For that matter, so will hungover-you.

There’s More Than One Way to Get a DUI

Some people think that only recreational and illegal drugs like alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, or meth impair one’s ability to drive safely.

In actuality, many over-the-counter and prescription drugs like Nyquil, Ambien, pain and allergy medication can impair driving and result in a DUI.

These drugs are even more dangerous when used together. Fatal crashes involving drivers impaired by two or more drugs (or drugs and alcohol) has doubled, increasing from 82 in 2011 to 172 in 2016.

Ways to Plan Ahead