Avoiding driving while intoxicated (DWI) is important for both your safety and the safety of others on the road. Fortunately, there are several alternative transportation options you can consider when traveling in Buffalo, NY to avoid DWI:
- Public Transportation: Buffalo has a very accessible public transportation system that includes buses and a light rail system called the “Metro Rail.” You can use these services to travel around the city without the need for a car. Click here to see the Buffalo Metro Route Schedules.
- Ridesharing Services: Companies like Uber and Lyft operate in Buffalo. These services allow you to request a ride through a mobile app, making it convenient to get around without driving.
- Taxis: Traditional taxi services are available in Buffalo, and you can easily call a taxi or find one at designated taxi stands. Here are some local Taxi services in Buffalo you can use.
- Biking: If you’re comfortable with cycling, consider using a bike to get around the city. Buffalo has bike lanes and paths that can make cycling a safe and eco-friendly transportation option.
- Walking: Depending on where you’re staying and your destination, walking might be a viable option. Buffalo has pedestrian-friendly areas that are conducive to walking.
- Designated Driver: If you’re traveling with friends or family, designate a sober driver among your group who can drive everyone back safely. This is always a great option that we love!
- Public Events and Gatherings: If you’re attending events, concerts, or gatherings, check if there are shuttle services provided to transport attendees to and from the event location.
- Hotel Accommodations: Consider staying at a hotel within walking distance of your destination. This way, you can avoid the need to drive after consuming alcohol.
- Plan Ahead: Before heading out, plan your transportation options for the evening. This can include booking a rideshare service in advance or knowing the public transportation schedule.
- Local Transportation Information: Download local transportation apps that provide information on public transit schedules, rideshare options, and bike-sharing services. Click Here to View Public and Private local Transportation options.
Remember, the best way to avoid DWI is to abstain from drinking alcohol if you plan to drive. If you do choose to drink, always have a plan in place for a sober ride home. DWI can have serious legal and safety consequences, so it’s important to prioritize responsible and safe transportation choices.
You Have an Immediate Right to Counsel at the Stop
If you are pulled over you may assert your right to counsel at any point in time. Advise the police officer that you would like to speak to counsel prior to doing anything. If it is at the police station after arrest you may ask the police officer to allow you to speak with an attorney prior to taking or refusing any chemical test.
We hope you enjoy your time out in Buffalo of wherever your evening takes you. Be safe. Be Careful. Be responsible. If you need us please call LoTempio PC Law Group immediately.
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