With a population of over 400,000, just under 20 breweries and hundreds of concert venues, every day in Colorado Springs, CO, there are happy hours and weekend events; every night there are people going out and having a few drinks with their friends. With so many people going out to breweries and concerts and drinking and having fun with friends, it is important to know how to be safe while drinking. Here are some tips on how to do that. If things get out of hand, call the DUI attorneys at Murphy & Price.

Know Your Limit

The legal blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent. But do you know what this feels like? Do you know how many beers it takes to get to that point? Not a lot of people do. It all depend on certain factors such as tolerance, weight, gender, and how much alcohol is in the drink itself. Sticking to one drink per hour is a good rule of thumb and having food to snack on and water to drink is important when drinking alcohol.

Plan Ahead

It is easier these days to stay safe with companies like Uber and Lyft which are easy to use and fast. There are also new apps that you can download onto your phone to help determine if you are beyond the blood alcohol limit. A popular app is R-U-Buzzed. You can enter your specific stats, how many hours and what types of alcohol you’ve been drinking. If you go out with friends, communicating with each other before the night begins is possibly the most important way to stay safe. When everyone in the group knows who the designated driver is, or at what point to call it quits, everyone can be accountable for each other.  

With these tools at hand, you can plan your night and have the time of your life with your friends while still being safe and keeping other people around you safe. If things don’t go as planned and you find yourself in need of a DUI attorney, call the law firm of Murphy & Price. We are here for you and can guide you through any difficult situation.