Safe New Years Eve


Going out on the town for New Year’s Eve?  Here are a few safety steps to remember, so that everyone has a good, but more importantly a safe time.

  • Consider bringing only what you need for that evening in your purse or wallet.  A driver’s license, money and one credit card.
  • While it’s fun to share where or what you are doing on New Year’s Eve, using a social media site can alerting others that you are not at home.
  • A designate a driver is a must if you plan on drinking, or use public transportation or take a cab.  Don’t Drink and Drive!
  • Most automobile accidents due to alcohol occur between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., try to avoid being on the road during those times.
  • If you do drive, make sure to park in a well light spot and is well populated.
  • If you are going out in a group, create a “buddy call tree” to confirm everyone got home safely at the end of the evening.
  • Never leave your drink unattended. Finish it before you hit the restroom or dance floor.
  • Always eat before you begin your evening of alcoholic beverages.

Using these easy and simple safety tips can make a difference between a great celebration or an evening at the hospital, or worse.

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