It's 2019, Don't Drink and Drive, Call An Uber
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It's 2019, If You Choose To Drunk Drive Instead Of Using A Car Sharing Service, You're A F***ing Moron

Drunk driving was never and will never be acceptable, end of conversation


Whether you choose to use Uber or Lyft that's up to you, but no one should ever drink and drive especially in this day and age. When Uber's and Lyft's are available everywhere you go, you have no excuse to still drink and drive.

If someone does feel as though they want to drink, there is still the option to be a responsible person and call an Uber or Lyft. No more feeling left out or that you can't "have fun". Even though you do not have to drink to have fun. Call an Uber!!

Yes, Uber's and Lyft's cost money and driving your own car is free, but you cannot put a price on someone's life. With so many discount codes being a college student alone, there is no reason to not use these services. If your college does not implement this, you should definitely bring it up to them for the safety of the students because it can grisly decrease the amount of drunk driving on and around campus.

At the University of Florida, we implemented 'UF Safe Rides' which not only gives you discounted Uber rides between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Thursdays through Sundays but it also offers a wide range of where the rides can be. Within certain zones of Gainesville, the discounts are implemented to decrease the number of drunk drivers on the road. I have used UF Safe Rides and I can say that I personally feel so much safer getting to my destinations.

This not only saves the lives of those in the car but also other drivers on the road. If you do go out, it is safe to have a designated driver or use a car-sharing service. With so many services available right at our fingertips, there should be no reason to not use them for your nightly outings.

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