For many, the New Year is an opportunity for a new beginning and a chance to excel and challenge themselves. While you celebrate these new possibilities, make sure you’re staying safe while bringing in the New Year. The combination of busy roads, alcohol consumption and fireworks make this festive time one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. Between 2007 and 2011, an estimated 42% of traffic fatalities were due to drinking and driving during the New Year's period. By following these simple New Year’s safety tips, you can avoid becoming a statistic and have a fantastic time bringing in the New Year!
Staying In For The Evening?
If you are part of the 23% of the U.S. population that plans on entertaining at home and hosting a New Year’s Eve party or watching the ball drop, a few simple tips could prevent the night from ending in a disaster:
Going Out For The Night?
If you’ll be heading out to a party or celebration, plan ahead for the evening. Remember, New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous nights on the road, so plan accordingly. If you will be drinking, do not drive. Have a designated driver before the night begins.