Where available, the bus or metro makes things easier. A quick tip: check the schedule beforehand.
Realistic and Valid SolutionsIf you want to party, leave your car at home and choose an alternative to driving.
Think about it before going out!
Your parents would probably rather get up in the middle of the night to go and get you than to be woken up by police officers.
Think about calling a taxi, which can bring you home safely.
Operation Red Nose, Tolérance Zéro and other drive-home services are available all year round in some parts of Québec. They are inexpensive, and your vehicle is already home the next morning.
The designated driver is not the person who drinks the least, but rather the person who has not had anything to drink at all!
- In a group, take turns being the designated driver.
- Never get a ride with a driver who has been drinking or taking drugs.
- Check to make sure your designated driver stays sober.
A friend's couch
Do not hesitate to sleep over at a friend's house. You can also insist that friends stay over if they can't drive. Clearly express your disapproval, and support those who intervene. If you all insist, it is even better and more effective!
A couch is more comfortable than a wheelchair or a coffin.
A pact for life
Sign a pact for life (available in French only) with your friends or family members. In the pact, each person promises not to drive while impaired and offers their services to go and get the other person at any time.