International Association of Designated Driving Companies
Designated Driver (def) - 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.
Designated Driving Service (def) - A registered business that provides a driver for a fee to operate the vehicle belonging to an intoxicated individual.
The International Association of Designated Driving Companies has been formed by, and includes members of various businesses across Canada and the US, that offer designated driving services. As a new and emerging industry, there are many who do not know if DD companies exist in their community, there are many who do not fully understand the service, and there are those who simply want to ensure that they are using a reputable company. The IAODDC was formed to provide a list of reputable companies, and to enhance the visibility of the industry as a whole.