Figuring out how to get around after losing your license can be challenging, but there are still other transportation options available to you. DUIs can have serious consequences, but it won’t stop you from getting around all together…
Transportation Options: Post-DUI Difficulties
Losing your license can be tough, but fortunately there are many transportation options to get around town available nowadays. First, check to see how far away you are from your destination. If you want to get some exercise and your location is close, going for a nice walk or even riding a bike is a great way to get to where you need to be while being active.
Public transportation may also be a great transportation option after losing your license. Of course this depends on the services available in the area you live in. You can look to see if your area has a bus network, light rail system, metro/subway or ferry. These options are generally inexpensive and can be quite convenient.
With recent technological advances, there are even more transportation options to get around after losing your license. For example, if you have a smartphone, you can look into using ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft. These services are a great way to get to places that may not be as easy to reach using public transportation. Usually, these rides are fairly priced. The ride-sharing services also offer a carpool system where you would share rides with people that have similar routes to help keep costs low.
Some places have electric scooters available to rent as well. Using your smartphone, these scooters are rented by the hour and can make a cross town trip in a short amount of time and with little expense to the rider. Plus, they can be fun!
Another transportation option after losing your license is a taxi. Taxis can also be an easy way to find a ride from one place to another. Taxis are available in most cities, or offer a phone number that can be called to hire one. There are options to schedule a taxi in advance if you need a set departure time.
If these options are not available or inconvenient for your situation, you can always reach out to nearby family or friends to see if someone is available to give you a ride. You can also see if you are able to get a Hardship License.
As you can see, there are many transportation options available to you after losing your license. While you will not be driving yourself around, you will still be able to get places.