a designated driver

a designated driver

  (American)
one person in a group who agrees not to drink alcohol in order to drive the other people to and from a place where they will drink alcohol Tom said he'd be the designated driver when we go out tonight.
See also: designate, driver
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We're always looking for ways to make finding a designated driver easier than getting behind the wheel.
In its most recent designated driver spot, which ran during the Super Bowl, Anheuser-Busch will uses stereotypical party-goers to remind drinkers to use a designated driver.
But if you're going to be drinking, arrange in advance to have a designated driver.
In observation of Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, the OTS and CHP, along with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the California Restaurant Association, encourage Californians to celebrate responsibly and use a designated driver.
We've found that most drivers don't like to leave their cars behind, after they've had a few too many drinks," says Phil Baca, retired Albuquerque Police Sargent and the founder of Designated Drivers, "Fortunately, many of those drivers are responsible enough to find a designated driver to help them get home.
But a good part of the drop also can be attributed to the basic refrain: If you're going to drink, use a designated driver.
This year, concerned organizations and PEMCO Insurance ask drivers to treat Independence Day as one of the most dangerous times to be on the road, and the most important time to use a designated driver.
Richard Petty, the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR, and Anheuser-Busch announced today they are teaming up on a new Budweiser responsibility campaign aimed at reminding fans to use a designated driver.
The coalition - made up of representatives from local organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol and the Department of Motor Vehicles - focuses on training bar and restaurant employees to encourage patrons to select a designated driver.
The screen ultimately reveals the car is parked safely in the driveway, thanks to someone who volunteered to be a designated driver.
The survey revealed that nearly two out of three adults -- more than 137 million Americans -- have been a designated driver or been driven home by one.
Bill Bowen of Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division station recommends that revelers check into a hotel or bring along a designated driver on New Year's Eve.
This campaign, which kicked-off last week, reminds people to celebrate safely this holiday season by always appointing a designated driver.
According to a recent survey conducted by Nielsen Media Research for Anheuser-Busch, 154 million American adults will be doing the "ride thing" and cruising in style with a designated driver during the holidays.
If you're going to celebrate the season with alcohol, remember to choose a designated driver to get you home safely.