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How will I get to work if I can’t drive?

In Illinois, drunk driving is a very serious offense that the state does not take lightly. Because it only takes one drunk driver to take the lives of so many people. The laws surrounding the consequences of these offenses are serious.

It can be difficult to prevent people from driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, which is why of the 300,000 daily DUIs, only 3200 of them end in an arrest. To help put an end of DUIs, it can be common for a judge to take a driver’s license. Despite the outcome of their charges, a defendant still needs to fulfill the other obligations of life, like getting to work. But how can you get to work without a license?

Alternatives to driving

Instead of risking your rights and freedom by driving without a license, there are other options you can choose from to still make things work. Some options include:

  • Public transportation
  • Rideshares like Uber or Lyft
  • Asking a friend for a ride to and from work
  • Relying on your spouse or other family members to adjust their schedule to fit your needs
  • Walking
  • Biking

If you still cannot manage to find a way to work, you can also consider finding a job that allows you to work from home. However, to earn that job, you may still need to find a way to get to the interview for the position. Being able to drive is a privilege that we take for granted and one that we do not truly appreciate until we can no longer use that privilege.

Keep your license in the first place

The best way to find a way to work is to keep your license. If you are considering getting behind the wheel even while buzzed, you may be risking your license as well as the lives of others. Don’t turn your friends and family into a personal chauffeur, and just call a rideshare instead of driving while intoxicated.

 

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