To avoid driving impaired a driver should

To avoid distracted driving, drivers must take responsible steps to ensure that they are in a safe and sober condition to operate a vehicle. Distracted driving can result from a variety of factors, including alcohol, drugs (both legal and illegal), fatigue, or other factors that can affect a driver's ability to safely control a vehicle. 

The following are some important steps to avoid distracted driving:

Don't Drink and Drive: If you have consumed alcohol, do not drive. Alcohol can impair your judgment, coordination, and reaction time. Use a designated driver, take public transportation, or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft if you have been drinking.

Avoid the Influence of Drugs: Do not drive if you are under the influence of medications, including prescription drugs that can impair your ability to drive safely. Always follow your doctor's instructions regarding medications and their potential effects on driving.

Get Enough Sleep: Fatigue can impair your ability to concentrate and react quickly while driving. Make sure you are well rested before long trips, and take regular breaks during long drives.

Stay Hydrated and Nourished: Dehydration and hunger can affect your focus and energy levels. Make sure you drink water and eat properly before driving.

Use Alternative Transportation: If you are experiencing health issues or are not feeling well, consider using public transportation, taxis, or ride-sharing services instead of driving.

Arrange for a Designated Driver: If you plan to consume alcohol or drugs at a social event, arrange for a designated sober driver beforehand.

Use Public Transportation: If possible, opt for public transportation or other safe alternatives, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area or plan to consume alcohol.

Plan Ahead: Plan your transportation in advance, especially for events that involve alcohol or late-night activities. 

Know Your Limits: Recognize when you may be impaired and make responsible decisions. Remember that impairment can occur at different blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels for each individual.

Encourage Responsible Behavior: If you are with friends or family who may be impaired, encourage them to make safe choices or help them find a safe way home.

Be Careful with Medications: If you are taking medications, consult your healthcare provider about their potential effects on driving and follow their advice.


Drunk driving is not only dangerous, but also illegal in many places. It poses serious risks to drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users. It is important to prioritize safety and take responsible action to prevent impaired driving and its potentially devastating consequences.