While it’s impossible to undo the past, everyone has the responsibility to make wiser decisions for themselves and those around them in the future. Reducing your level of alcoholic consumption is one easy answer. Another answer is to drink more responsibly. Sounds obvious. But while tragic accidents keep happening, it’s something that warrants another mention.
Step Away From the Bike
Planning a big night out needs to include a preemptive decision to get a cab or xe om. It’s really not that expensive — the price of one more drink? And if you have taken your bike out and you aren’t in shape to drive home, don’t. Most bars will let you park your bike overnight.
Look up the number of a reliable taxi service and save it in your mobile phone (Mai Linh and Vinasun are just a few of the more trusted companies in the city). This might come in handy after a long night and in situations when you need immediate transport. Sure, cabs may be slightly more expensive during the early hours, but it’s a price you can definitely swallow.
And if you’re still stranded call a friend.Don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger and don’t let your friends either. If you’re out with someone who’s visibly drunk, make sure they get home safely as well — rob them of their keys if you have to. They’ll thank you in the morning.