Drunk driving is one of the greatest causes of death in traffic accidents in the U.S. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a person dies in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes.
While it may be inconvenient to have to call a cab or find another way home, it’s never worth it to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking.
Canadian bar patron Paula Grzelak-Schultz knows this. That’s why after a night out with her husband she decided to take an Uber home from Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar and come back for her car in the morning.
When she returned for her car she found a note on her windshield, and when she saw what it said she couldn’t believe her eyes. The note was from the restaurant’s managing partner, Jay McLean, and it read:
“Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight. I’m not sure if you had consumed alcohol at our restaurant or not, but we wanted to thank you for not drinking and driving. Enclosed is a voucher good for 1 lb of our delicious chicken wings. Please accept this as a thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable, have a great weekend.”
Not just because of the voucher, but because of how well this guy treats his patrons,” she said.
McLean said he has been leaving these notes for those who leave their cars overnight for about a year, after hearing about another bar that was doing the same thing.
If incentives like these can save even one life, we think they’re more than worth it!