New Year’s Eve is a time when many people let loose for a night and celebrate the past year while looking forward to a bright future. Almost every New Year’s party that you’re going to attend, whether it’s in a private residence, at a bar or a restaurant will be serving alcohol. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a drink or two during a celebration, getting in your car later is often a bad idea.
The fact that many people still get DUI’s on New Year’s Eve is actually quite ridiculous. Don’t let yourself be one of those statistics!
Use these tips this year to make sure you don’t end up spending the last part of your night in a jail cell:
Get a Designated Driver
One sober person in the group can be a lifesaver while making the night a lot more fun and convenient. This year, let somebody be the designated driver. It isn’t a penalty – it’s a way to make sure that next year happens with everybody alive and well.
Take a Taxi
Taxis can be expensive, but when you share them with other people, you can cut down on the cost. Make a designated pickup point for everybody to meet at and go out from there. You can always crash on the couch or take a separate taxi home later if you really need to.
Watch Your Alcohol Consumption
If you’re going to be drinking and you need to drive yourself, you’re going to have to watch your alcohol consumption. To do this, you should limit yourself to one or two drinks over the course of an evening to stay under the limit.
It is better to stay off the roads between 8 P.M. to 2 A.M., as car accidents are highest during these hours. However, if you have to drive, don’t be distracted and be careful of your surroundings. You should call the police if you find anything suspicious.