designated driver

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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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People celebrating this Fourth of July should plan ahead and make sure they have a designated driver if they decide to drink.
In addition to the two-driver process, the intuitive scheduling and payment technology built into the AmRide app makes having a designated driver on call easier than ever before.
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.
LEARNER drivers from Northern Ireland are the most likely to have been a designated driver for people who had been drinking.
LEARNER drivers are being warned not to put their licence at risk this Christmas by acting as a designated driver for friends and family after a booze-fuelled night out.
Drive sober, be a designated driver or appoint a designated driver to make sure you, your family or friends arrive home safely.
If a participant would like to be eligible to use the DDPP's service a second time, they must sign up to be a designated driver for at least one night.
Likelihood to do this also increases with age with 43% of 18 to 24-year-olds saying they would agree a designated driver. The figure increases to 58% of those aged 65 and over.
And even without a designated driver we'd encourage people to use the great taxi services we have in Newcastle." Andy Hickson, manager of Bacchus on High Bridge, which along with all Sir John Fitzgerald's pubs will be offering free soft drinks for designated drivers when a round is bought during December.
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. In the 30-second ad, the main character makes his way through a house party identifying guests, such as the designated loud talker, designated hair product guy and designated bad dancer.
Jose Cuervo for its part launched a new television spot that also reminds consumers of the importance of a designated driver. Entitled "Reverse," the ad began airing last December and is the third spot created by the Arnell Group for Jose Cuervo over the last year.
We encourage consumers to plan ahead and arrange for a Designated Driver through BeMyDD and give the gift of a DD to family and friends to enrich their holiday season.
Use a designated driver, take a taxi or just don't drink."
A NUNEATON bar is encouraging people not to drink and drive over the festive season with a designated driver promotion.
The distributor combined with the concert with a drive to encourage Navy and Marine personnel to always use a Designated Driver. As part of the evening's program, concert fans who signed up to be designated drivers won the chance to win an electric guitar autographed by Charlie Daniels.