Designated Driver

A designated driver is a person who doesn’t drink alcohol so that they can drive after others have been drinking. The person stays sober.

Many times, when people go out in a group to a restaurant, bar, club, or have a “night on the town” someone in the group offers or agrees to be the designated driver. They don’t drink any alcohol and they drive the car. Everyone else I the group rides in the car.


Tom and a group of his friends go out every Thursday night. Each week they take turns being the designated driver.

This week Andy is the designated driver.

When the waitress came to the table to take their drink order, Tom and the other guys ordered a beer. Andy asked for a soda.


Have you ever been a designated driver?

Would you agree to be the designated driver?