New Year’s Eve is known as one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Millions of people head out to celebrate the new beginnings and clean slate the New Year will bring. Because of this, New Year’s Eve can also be quite unsafe. If you are hoping to start 2017 off right, then make sure you keep these New Year’s Eve safety tips in mind as you begin planning your celebrations.
Think ahead. If you know you and your friends will be drinking, plan ahead and know how you are getting home. You shouldn’t drive if you have consumed alcohol, so choose a non-drinking designated driver before you head out on the town. You can also schedule a taxi pickup or use a ridesharing app like Uber or Lyft to get home safely from your celebrations.
Confirm plans with guests. Celebrating the New Year sometimes means you are throwing your own party. If this is the case, then confirm with guests that they have a safe ride home as they RSVP their attendance. Also, have the number of a local cab company on hand just in case, and plenty of sleeping surfaces if your guests end up having to spend the night.
Don’t let your friends drink and drive. No one should get behind the wheel if they have been drinking alcohol, so it’s important to take your friend’s keys if you have to. Also, you should not get behind the wheel if you have been drinking, too.