What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re gathering with a small group of friends or going out to a big party, it’s important to stay safe on the last day of the year. According to the National Safety Council nearly half of all car accidents on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are due to drinking and driving. Here are some tips to stay safe.
Don’t drink and drive: Assign a designated driver or take a cab. Because many people will be driving under the influence this night, don’t use or drive a car if you can avoid it.
Alcohol: If you decide to drink, Eat before you drink, and snack while drinking. It’s also a good idea to monitor the alcohol intake of yourself and your friends.
Safety in Numbers: Go out in groups so you can look out for your friends and family. Having a safety net in an unfamiliar environment is helpful.
Pet Safety: Keep your pets away from loud noises, such as fireworks. Be sure your they have a collar with your information or a microchip. Double check your fence and pet area.
Follow these safety tips and have a fun New Year’s Eve, not matter how you are celebrating. Happy New Year from everyone at Rear View Safety.