Whether you are enjoying your time at 5th Quadrant, Alameda Brewhouse, Base Camp Brewing, or any of the other magnificent
brew pubs in the Portland area, it is important to make sure you are able
to get home safely once you’re done. It is definitely not encouraged
for any individual to drink and drive. So if you were out and had some
drinks, how do you get home safely?
At Paulson Coletti, we also urge individuals to avoid walking home while
they are drunk because their decision-making ability may be altered. Unfortunately,
of the 28 traffic fatalities that occurred in Portland in 2014, more than
half of them (15) were
pedestrian accidents. If a pedestrian is drunk, this can increase the possibility of an accident.
Because of this, our Portland pedestrian accident attorneys put together
some tips for individuals to consider after the brew pub in order to get
home in the safest manner possible.
Have a Designated Driver
If you plan on going out, see if a friend who doesn’t drink is willing
to be the designated driver to get everyone home safely. There are often
times when a group of friends has one person who doesn’t drink to
get drunk or at all. They can help make sure everyone is good to get home.
Use a Taxi or Driving Service
There are numerous services that are designed specifically to help individuals
get home, especially if they have been drinking. Some of these services
offer apps on your phone so you can setup a ride quickly and without any
kind of hassle.
Some public transportation services may not help if a person is drunk and
shows some cause for concern, but if you are too intoxicated to drive,
this may be an option. Finding a way to get home without walking or driving
is crucial if you go out drinking.
After a night at the brew pub, make sure you take the proper steps to get