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celebrate new year safely

New Year’s Eve will soon be here and we want you a safe and celebratory evening. Follow these helpful tips and your night should go off without a worry.

Plan Your Ride

Accidents are more frequent during the holidays, so it is important you plan your transportation wisely. Plan ahead and if you want to take a taxi, you may need to book it in advance.

Otherwise, public transportation is an inexpensive or free option in most major hubs. If that isn’t an option, try a rideshare app or carpool with friends. Ensure you have a designated driver.

Travel in a Group

Celebrating with friends is safer and often more fun. Discuss where you want to go beforehand and determine a meetup point should your become separated.

Don’t forget to leave your valuables at home and charge your cellphone. It won’t do you a lot of good if the battery’s dead and you can’t connect with your friends, call a cab, or even contact the police.

Watch Your Alcohol Intake

Celebratory nights don’t have to involve copious amounts of alcohol. Pacing yourself will ensure you remain aware of your surroundings and you’ll feel a lot better in the morning too.

Eat Plenty of Food

Whether you’re staying in or hitting the town, ensure that you eat plenty of food if you’re drinking. It can help counter the effects of alcohol and keep your energy levels up so you can dance the night away.

Don’t Leave Your Car Overnight

Many people plan to drive to their destination, party all night, and leave their car until morning. This might sound great in principle, but New Year’s Day is also the most likely time your vehicle could be stolen.

If you choose this option, lock up your vehicle, set the alarm, and pick up your car as early as possible the next day.

Watch the Crowds

Even though you may not need to wear a mask now, you might want to choose less crowded revenues. With the rise of the Omicron variant and increasing case numbers in Rhode Island, smaller venues are probably a wiser choice.

Steer Away from Fireworks & Guns

Welcoming the New Year in with a bang might seem like an exciting idea. However, mixing fireworks, guns, crowds, and alcohol definitely isn’t.

If you want to enjoy a great New Year’s fireworks display, great. Just don’t be the one lighting them if you’ve been drinking.

Care for You Guests

If you’re throwing a party at home, you have a legal responsibility that they get home safely. Since taxis can be scarce on this busy evening, consider hiring a driver for the night.

You can pay them for the hours they work and they can drop your guests on their doorstep. It’s a great option, especially when your visitors slowly disperse from your party.

Keep Your Party Small

As much as we would all like to see the end of the pandemic, we aren’t there yet. If you’re hosting a party, keep the guest list small. A small guest list means you’ll know everyone and they’ll be more likely to respect your home.

Let us review your coverage to make sure that you’re covered this holiday season. Give us a call, today!

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