In Ontario an impaired driving conviction will put the brakes, even if its just temporarily, on your life plans and force you to deal with the consequences of that choice. You’ll have your driver’s license suspended, be required to install an ignition interlock in your vehicle, and the fines and … [Read more...] about Need A List Of Designated Drivers In Ontario? Here’s Who To Call
If you ask any local government about ride sharing services, they’ll tell you about the pros and cons. On the con side, the drivers and the industry are unregulated, so the city has a harder time controlling what these drivers can and can’t do. Also on the con side, companies like Uber and Left tend … [Read more...] about Ride Sharing, Long Cab Waits, And Choosing A Drunk Driver
Everyone knows by now that Uber and other big name ride-sharing services are having a problem heading to a few major Canadian cities. Thanks to licensing restrictions in spots like Vancouver and Winnipeg, the designated driver service hasn’t yet arrived to give drivers an easy and convenient way to … [Read more...] about No Uber? Alternate Designated Driver Services Are Available
Designated driver services don’t get the love they deserve, says entrepreneur Mike Bird. We all know what it means to call a taxi, or summon Uber. But a designated driver? “It could be your uncle Ernie, who isn’t drinking tonight and who agrees to drive you around.” Or it could be a service like … [Read more...] about Designated Driver Services: Playing Second Fiddle in Saskatchewan?
There are lots of things to do over Labour Day weekend. Barbecue. Gather with friends. Go camping. Visit family. If you’re in a city, you can check out various food, film, art, and music events and festivals dotting the landscape. While you’re making your plans, make one more as well: plan not to … [Read more...] about Labour Day – A Perfect Time Not to Drink and Drive
If you need a designated driver, asking a friend to be your sober ride is always the right thing to do. If you can’t find a friend, it’s simple: you call in a cab. Unfortunately for two women in a suburb of Vancouver, BC, calling a taxi turned out to be the wrong choice. Turns out, the cab driver … [Read more...] about This Cabbie Wasn’t The Best Choice Of Designated Driver
When people make the choice to drink and drive, they’re either not thinking about the consequences or they feel their current circumstances justify the decision to get behind the wheel. From not wanting to leave a car in a parking lot overnight to thinking they weren’t ‘that drunk,’ the excuses are … [Read more...] about Isn’t It Time You Got The Ride App?
In recent years the designated driver has become a must-have accessory at any gathering where alcohol is served. Spouses, significant others, friends, and family have been pressed into service to help impaired people get home safely, but sometimes you need to hire someone. If it’s a busy night, … [Read more...] about Ontario-Based Driverseat Lets You Pre-Book Your Designated Driver
Public spirit takes many forms. One man in Orangeville is taking steps to making his town safer, and is doing it in his car. Narinder Paul Singh, owner of the local business Call-A-Limo and a longtime Orangeville resident, is volunteering to drive people home from bars on the weekend, free of … [Read more...] about Orangeville Man Wants Volunteers to Help End Drunk Driving
Got your checklist? Decorations... Christmas crackers ... music ... vegetarian option for your sister-in-law. You've thought of everything you need to make your Christmas party perfect. Or not. How about a designated driver? If you haven't yet thought about how your guests will be getting … [Read more...] about Did You Forget This Essential Part of Your Holiday Party?
Most people who plan nights out with friends on a regular basis appoint a sober driver before they go out. Usually it’s something that friends or family will take turns at, and the sober driver understands that it’s his or her responsibility to drink soda or water so that the entire group gets home … [Read more...] about Choose Your Sober Driver Wisely
A Nova Scotia woman tried to do the right thing. But, as Yoda said, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” In this sad case, trying wasn’t enough. The 27-year-old woman, a student at Dalhousie University, attended the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and had made plans for a designated driver … [Read more...] about She Had A Designated Driver, But Decided
to Shift For Herself Anyway: Bad Idea