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Rideshares Offer a Safe Route Home From Your Holiday Parties

Posted on Dec 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Uber and Lyft cut down on drunk drivers and keep our streets safer. ‘Tis the season for celebration with friends and family. Throughout the holidays,  people around the New Orleans area will be getting together to look back on one year and toward the next one. Whether you’re attending the office Christmas party, hosting family from out of town, or inviting everyone over for some ‘nog—there will be no shortage of revelry. However, with all the holiday parties and New Years celebrations, drunk driving can become a serious problem.Statistically, DUI arrests are at their highest during the period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Drunk driving not only endangers the driver of the vehicle and any passengers that may also be in the car. It endangers everyone on the road.

Always Celebrate Responsibly

The legal limit for alcohol in Louisiana is .08. Depending on individual factors like weight and more, the amount of drinks it takes to get to that level is usually between 1-3. Many people have a couple drinks and think they are still fine to drive. Even if you feel like you are fine to drive, if you have been drinking at all, it is always better not to drive. You may be more impaired than you think, and if you get pulled over and have to blow, you may find yourself with a DUI. Fortunately, we live in an age where it’s easier to avoid drunk driving than ever before! Rideshare services like Uber, Lyft, and others offer an affordable and convenient solution. No more arguing over who’s going to be the designated driver. Now you just have to decide who’s ordering the ride home!

Driving Under the Influence Is Never Worth the Risk

Alcohol isn’t the only substance that can impair your judgement. Driving under the influence of drugs, or a combination of drugs and alcohol, can result in a DUI as well. Whatever the case, if you have consumed alcohol or drugs, it’s never worth the risk of driving. During the holidays, when locals and tourists will be out celebrating all around the city, Uber and Lyft services may experience increased rates due to high traffic. During peak hours or on weekends or holidays, Uber and Lyft sometimes charge more for a ride due to the increased demand of riders. Some people may not want to pay the extra money to get a ride home, and may decide to risk driving themselves instead. You know what’s more expensive than any surcharge though? A DUI charge in New Orleans. Even a DUI one will often cost you thousands of dollars before it’s all said and done. Subsequent DUI two’s and three’s and beyond are even more expensive. Also, if you don’t feel like paying the surcharge during peak hours for Uber and Lyft, there’s always a good old fashioned taxi!

Bloom Legal Wishes You a Safe and Happy Holiday!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Bloom Legal. We truly hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season this year. Enjoy your time with friends and family and celebrate responsibly! We also understand that everyone makes mistakes sometimes. If you or a loved one is charged with a DUI this holiday season, give us a call for a free consultation. We will help guide you through the process of taking care of a drunk driving charge in New Orleans, from getting you out of jail, to dealing with the courts and fighting your charges. We can help mitigate the impact of a DUI on your record and get you back on the road as quickly and painlessly as possible.

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