2020 is right around the corner and ringing in a new decade means a night of fun with friends and family. New Year’s Eve is one of the deadliest nights of the year on the road. If you are heading out to have a good time, it is imperative to keep yourself and others safe. Use these five tips for having a safe and happy New Year to ensure you are around to enjoy the next decade.
One of the best things you can do for yourself before going out on New Year’s Eve is to plan ahead. Having an idea of where you are going and how you’re going to get there prevents you from making last-minute, poor decisions like driving under the influence. Likewise, it is a good idea to let someone else (a family member) know where you’re going to be in case of an emergency.
Take Public Transportation or Designate a Driver
Between the hours of 6 pm on New Year’s Eve and 6 am on New Year’s Day 71% more DUI accidents happen than any other day of the year. Furthermore, New Year’s Day is the second most dangerous day for drivers in the United States. Public transportation is one of the safest ways to get around on a night like NYE. The second safest is designating a driver who is committed to safety.
Exercise Caution at Public Venues
Bars, restaurants, and event venues are some of the most popular destinations on New Year’s Eve. At these locations, large crowds can pose a risk to your safety, especially if alcohol is involved. Slippery floors create the perfect opportunity to fall and get injured and other people often don’t watch what they are doing. Wherever you choose to go, it is important to be aware of your surroundings to prevent unnecessary injuries.
Know Your Limits
Finally, before you embark on your New Year’s Eve adventure make sure you know your limits. Understand how many beverages you can consume safely and stay away from any illegal substances. Not all alcoholic beverages are created equal and each may have different effects on your body. A few tips for limiting your consumption is to drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic beverage and to choose drinks that take longer to consume.
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