Published: 06 December 2016 by Natasha Beck
It’s the time of year when groups will be out for work Christmas parties or other festive celebrations meaning you will not only see a rise in business but also potentially a rise in the number of customers who are venturing out with the responsibility of driving themselves, and possibly others, home at the end of the night.
There will always be the temptation for a driver to have ‘just one more’ alcoholic drink, meaning they shouldn’t drive. Here are some tips on measures you can introduce to try and avoid a situation where a customer who has had too much to drink will attempt to drive home:
If these measures do not dampen the party spirit of a driver and you believe they have consumed too much alcohol to drive then you should ensure that you have measures in place to offer them an alternative to driving home, which could include:
It is important to remember it is not only an offence for customers to be caught driving whilst over the legal limit or unfit through drink, but also for them to be in charge of a vehicle. The penalties for each include imprisonment, a fine and a driving ban – it may be worth giving them a gentle reminder of this should you think they will drive.
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