Safe driving means to not drink and drive this New Year’s Eve
The holidays are a time when everyone gets together to celebrate what is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. However, not all families end the holidays as happy as they began. According to MADD, someone is killed every 51 minutes in a drunk driving crash. That statistic is even higher on New Year’s Eve, when many take to the roads after enjoying a night filled with drinking and celebrating.
Here are a few tips to help make sure you and your loved ones arrive home safe this New Year:
- Store the number of a local cab service in your phone.
- Designate someone to remain sober and be the designated driver.
- Hire a limousine for the evening.
- Celebrate at a local hotel where you will stay in a room after the party is over.
- Offer non-alcoholic beverages to those who are designated drivers.
- Eat plenty of food throughout the night and avoid salty snacks, which will only make you thirsty.
- If the party is at your home, offer for guests to stay overnight.
- Take the keys away from anyone you feel is too intoxicated to drive.
- Stay home to celebrate.
Be safe this New Year’s Eve and you are sure to have a great start on 2014.
Our holiday office hours are:
- New Year’s Eve – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
- New Year’s Day – closed