designated driver

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des·ig·nat·ed driver

One who agrees to remain sober, as at a party, in order to be able to drive others home safely.
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designated driver

a person who volunteers not to drink alcohol on a social occasion, so that he or she can safely drive other people who have been drinking
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des′ignated driv′er

a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages at a gathering in order to be fit to drive companions home safely.
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Noun1.designated driver - the member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home
driver - the operator of a motor vehicle
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(ˈdezigneit) verb
1. to call or name. It was designated a conservation area.
2. to point out or identify. He has been designated our next Prime Minister.
(placed immediately after noun) appointed to an office etc but not yet having begun it. the ambassador designate.
ˌdesigˈnation noun
a name or title.
ˌdesignated ˈdriver noun
(American) one of a group of friends who is chosen to drive them and therefore agrees not to drink alcohol at a party. etc.
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The AmRide Designated Driver process uses two drivers, a lead driver to drive you home in your car and a second to bring the lead driver to their next job.
If you're the designated driver, you can earn some recognition for your status and actions in keeping others safe.
The survey also asked respondents about their attitudes towards using rideshare services as a designated driver. Just a few years after these services launched, 23% of respondents already associate the term "designated driver" with ridesharing.
Nearly one in five (17%) motorists who have passed their driving tests admitted that when they were a learner, they had been used as a designated driver to transport people who had been drinking alcohol, according to a survey from Co-operative Insurance.
He could have been the designated driver. Unfortunately, Harper-Leonard drove and crashed nearly head-on into Danielle Roberts, pushing her car into a fully loaded logging truck.
Crafty businesses to transport thirsty folks to watering holes around town have hopped up as well for guests to taste and tour by buses, bikes and designated drivers.
If a participant would like to be eligible to use the DDPP's service a second time, they must sign up to be a designated driver for at least one night.
Likelihood to do this also increases with age with 43% of 18 to 24-year-olds saying they would agree a designated driver. The figure increases to 58% of those aged 65 and over.
Coun Dave Ledger, Northumberland County Council member for public protection and chairman of the Safer Northumberland Partnership, said: "One of the best presents you can give this Christmas is to offer to stay sober and be the designated driver. If you want to have a drink, take a taxi or public transport.
Populus' research found that 54% of people from Wales agree a "designated driver" when going out for an evening with family or friends that is "going to involve drinking alcohol".

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