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.

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

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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17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation's largest designated driver service, today announced the launch of a 12-month, nationwide program to provide free designated drivers in 24 cities across the United States.
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.
We encourage consumers to plan ahead and arrange for a Designated Driver through BeMyDD and give the gift of a DD to family and friends to enrich their holiday season.
Likelihood to do this also increases with age with 43% of 18 to 24-year-olds saying they would agree a designated driver.
The Coca-Cola Designated Driver campaign, was created by Irish employees of the global drinks firm in 2004 and has since spread to the North and Britain.
THE ANNUAL 'European Night Without Accident' in which volunteer designated drivers pledge to remain drug and alcohol free for the night is taking place this Saturday.
Since the designated driver campaign started, one Associated Press (AP) story has gone so far as to say: "Designated drivers have probably saved nearly 50,000 lives and spared many more thousands of people from suffering injury from drunk driving.
THE adoption by eleven pubs in St Helens as part of a scheme to give free soft drinks to designated drivers throughout December is great news, as it will hopefully keep the number of drink-drive related fatalities on the road down this Christmas.
DESIGNATED drivers will be rewarded in more than 8,000 pubs and student union bars across the country as part of the THINK
Under the scheme, which will run throughout the Christmas and New Year period, designated drivers will receive offers on soft drinks from 1,000 outlets across the West Midlands.
The Facebook application is designed to make it easier to organize rides for upcoming events, by allowing adults to volunteer to be the designated driver or having the application randomly select one for the group.

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