Celebrate on New Year's Eve Safely

Posted by: Melissa Villanti

Published: December 30, 2016

Whether 2016 is ending as your best or worst year yet, you most likely are going to end it New Year’s Eve celebration. As the Holiday season begins to wrap up, don’t forget to stay safe and alert as you ring in this New Year. Here are a few safety tips to remember while celebrating this evening:

1. Transportation

Unless you are hosting the big New Year’s celebration, you are most likely leaving the home for the night. Make sure your transportation for the night is planned well in advance. Alcohol is a routine for most party-goers on New Year’s Eve, therefore certain environments become less safe than others. During the Christmas and New Year period, the average number of fatalities involving an alcohol-impaired driver increases by 34%. Make sure that your transportation for the night is sober, safe, and someone or something you can trust!

Look at your city’s bus schedule or call up your favorite taxi driver if you don’t have a trusted family member or friend.

 2Time to Eat!

Before you go out for the night, a filling dinner is one of the best ways to prepare for a long New Year’s night of partying. Having a whole dinner will not only help absorb alcohol, but it will also help you avoid snacking throughout the night.  After all, most restaurants have their best specials on New Year’s Eve, and who doesn’t like a nice intimate dinner with their closest friends and family members?

 3Friends

Wherever you plan on spending your night celebrating, make sure you come and go with friends. Always stay in a group and be aware of your surroundings. With the mix of alcohol and large amounts of people out celebrating, chances of crime are increased. When in a group, people are able to look out for each other and notice if certain areas are unsafe.

4. Most importantly have fun!

The New Year is all about celebrating the old and ringing in the new, while doing it with the ones you love the most. It’s a night full of fun and exciting new people, places, and events. Make the most of it and enjoy your time!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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