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designated driver

A person who stays sober during a social gathering and is responsible for safely driving others from one location to another. Since Kara never drinks alcohol, she always offers to be the designated driver for her friends.
See also: designate, driver
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Seventy-five percent of respondents in a Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company online survey say they have been a designated driver in the past year, showing significant growth from 1989, when 35% of survey participants reported being a designated driver.
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.
Jose Cuervo for its part launched a new television spot that also reminds consumers of the importance of 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.
If there's drinking going on, I'm telling the audience, 'Hey, make sure you have a designated driver.
has developed a Designated Driver program that focuses its attention on the company's on-premise accounts.
The competition is an opportunity for restaurants and other businesses to promote responsible drinking and use of a designated driver, organizers said.
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.
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.
The screen ultimately reveals the car is parked safely in the driveway, thanks to someone who volunteered to be 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.
This campaign, which kicked-off last week, reminds people to celebrate safely this holiday season by always appointing a designated driver.
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.