You’ve been convicted of DUI and your license has been suspended, but you have an hour long commute to work and now you have no idea how you’re going to get through your day to day. Or maybe you are out of pickled eggs and need to run to the supermarket to get some. When your license is suspended, it can make getting around Denver a lot more tedious. Here are some tips to help you cope with the sudden lack of driving ability that a DUI brings.
- Plan ahead – you want to make sure that you maximize the benefit of the trips you take. Stock up on those eggs so that you don’t have to run back and forth to the grocery store all the time to get your fix.
- It’ll take longer, but walking is always an option, especially if you live and work closer to central Denver. Denver is one of the most walkable big cities in the country, according to Walk Score, and the exercise is an added bonus. (And you can hatch those pesky 10 kilometer Pokémon eggs on your phone – that’s right, we’re hip to the trends.)
- Bike to work. Again, this option provides exercise benefits in addition to being quicker than walking. You could even combine this option with public transit, mounting your bike to a bus that you take for long commutes.
- Public transportation. We just mentioned buses above, but Denver also has a very extensive and widespread rail system that can get you pretty much anywhere you need to go in the city. You can also bring your bike with you when you take the light rail.
- Depending on the circumstances of your DUI, it may be possible for you to receive a temporary driver’s license or a restricted driver’s license. You will know whether or not you are eligible when you speak to your attorney about your case. While you may have to deal with the inconvenience of an ignition interlock device, you will be allowed to drive, as long as you do not do anything to violate the terms of your sentence.