Christmas is a time for coming together. Whether it’s for a family meal, a night out with friends, or a work party, you can guarantee most revellers will be enjoying an alcoholic beverage over the festive season. In fact, the average Brit has their first drink at 9:05 am on Christmas Day! As well as individuals, businesses take part too. It’s estimated that UK companies spent an astounding £1 billion on Christmas parties last year. With so many people under the influence, who’s driving them all home?
Well, we wanted to celebrate the unsung heroes of Christmas – the designated drivers who have to deal with the friends, family and colleagues who’ve had one too many drinks. What better way to honour them than to share some of the situations they bravely battle, with the 12 types of drunk passengers that designated drivers may be faced with this year? We´ve also got some handy tips from the experts at a Taxi Drivers Association on how to deal with them, all in the graphic below.