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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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.
Jose Cuervo for its part launched a new television spot that also reminds consumers of the importance of a designated driver.
has developed a Designated Driver program that focuses its attention on the company's on-premise accounts.