College and Young Adult Impaired Driving
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College and Young Adult Impaired Driving

Across Texas, college students use spring break as an opportunity to have fun and recharge, but a well-deserved break can end in tragedy if they drive after drinking alcohol. TxDOT's Drive Sober. No Regrets. campaign is reminding everyone — especially students on spring break — to never get behind the wheel after drinking any amount of alcohol.

The campaign shares emotional stories from real offenders and survivors that make the consequences of drinking and driving clear.

Even when drunk driving doesn't result in a crash, it can still have a profound effect on someone's life. Getting arrested for driving while impaired can cost up to $17,000 in fines and fees, jail time, loss of a driver’s license, significant legal hassles, difficulty finding or keeping a job, loss of trust from loved ones, and a lifetime of regret.

There is never a good reason to drive after drinking. A sober ride is always possible. People can designate a driver who has not consumed any amount of alcohol, call a taxi, use a rideshare service, stay where they are, call a friend or family member, or use mass transit.

Visit for tips on finding a sober ride and to learn more about the real costs of driving impaired. Follow the hashtag #DriveSoberNoRegrets to keep up with the campaign on social media.