We are coming up on the last holiday of the year: New Year’s Eve. Well, technically New Year’s Eve is not really the holiday. It’s New Year’s Day that we all are really celebrating. However, most of that celebrating happens the night before, as we all know. A lot of us stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year with our loved ones and sleep in late the next morning.
That celebrating is the main topic of focus with this post. When you decide what you will be doing for New Year’s Eve, it is very important to pay attention to safety. If you are like a lot of other New Year’s party goers, you will probably enjoy a cocktail or two on that special night. Make sure you have a trusted designated driver to get you from point A to point B that evening. Better yet, if you can stay put at your destination for the night that would be even better.
Also, don’t be afraid to step in if you see someone about to drive who should not be behind the wheel. Call a cab or find someone sober to take your friend home.
Even if you are not drinking that night, staying off the roads is a good idea. It is almost certain that there will be at least one person out there who will be driving less than safely. Avoiding an accident is as easy as avoiding the roads themselves. Fewer drivers on the road mean less chance of accidents.
Remember: not only could you get seriously injured or hurt someone else, it is not guaranteed that your car insurance would cover your damages if you are involved in a DUI accident. Keep all that in mind when making your New Year’s Eve plans.