3 Ways Bar Owners And Bartenders Can Help Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents

image of drunk man talking car keys and his friend stopping him Bartenders and bar owners play a critical role in preventing drunk driving accidents. They are in a unique position to help people make responsible choices about drinking and driving. Here are 3 ways they can help reduce drunk driving accidents:

Educate yourself and your staff about the risks of drunk driving.

Reducing drunk driving accidents requires a multi-pronged approach that requires:

1. Educating yourself and your staff about the risks of drunk driving is important. This includes understanding the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in your state and the dangers of impaired driving. 

2. Establishing a plan to deal with employees who violate your company’s policy on drunk driving. This might include requiring them to attend an alcohol education program or undergo regular alcohol testing. 

3. Ensuring that your insurance policy covers drunk driving accidents. If it does not, you may want to consider switching to a different insurer.

4. Enforcing the rules if policies are broken. You can do this by disciplining your employees with everything from verbal warnings to terminations.

By taking these steps, you can help reduce the risk of drunk driving accidents at your company.

Train your staff to spot signs of intoxication.

Training your bartenders and other staff to spot signs of intoxication is an important step in preventing drunk driving and other alcohol-related accidents. There are a few things to look for when trying to spot an intoxicated person:

Reduced inhibition: A person who is intoxicated may be more likely to take risks or do things they wouldn’t normally do.

Slurred speech: A telltale sign of intoxication is when a person’s speech starts to slur.

Difficulty walking: Another common sign of intoxication is when a person has difficulty walking or standing up straight.

Bloodshot eyes: Bloodshot eyes can be another sign that a person has been drinking.

If you see any of these signs in a person, it’s important to cut them off and not serve them any more alcohol. You can also call a cab or rideshare for them.

Cut off patrons who are intoxicated.

As a bar owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your patrons and others safe. That’s why it’s essential to cut off patrons who are intoxicated. Doing so can help reduce the number of drunk driving accidents.

There are a few different ways you can go about cutting off patrons who are intoxicated. You can have a policy in place that all bartenders must follow, or you can train your bartenders to spot the signs of intoxication and cut off patrons who are showing them. Whichever method you choose, ensure your bartenders are well-trained and that your policy is clear.

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