As the year comes to a close and we prepare to celebrate the arrival of 2023, it is important to keep safety in mind. There is often a lot of pressure to have a memorable night and many people celebrate the New Year by hosting or attending holiday parties where alcohol is a big part of the festivities. It goes without saying that alcohol is often the primary detriment to safety on New Year’s Eve, particularly when combined with operating a vehicle. To help ensure that you and your loves ones have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve, the personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham want to offer some tips to keep you safe.
New Year’s Safety Tips
Designate Sober Drivers
One of the biggest risks on New Year’s Eve is the increased number of drunk drivers on the road. To avoid this danger, make sure to designate a sober driver before the parties begin to avoid any unnecessary risks on the road or when consuming alcohol. This will ensure that you have a safe and responsible way to get home after the celebrations. If you don’t have a designated driver, consider using a ride-sharing service or public transportation to get home safely.
During this time of year, it could easily snow over the course of the night, so be prepared to drive in inclement weather. It is essential to make sure that your car is well prepared for winter driving by going over a key component checklist before going out for the night.
With the world celebrating the new year, our roads will be packed with extra cars and pedestrians, which makes defensive driving essential to keeping everyone safe. Many people will be driving under the influence, and extra caution should be taken to avoid accidents. It is important to keep your distance, drive slowly and watch the actions of drivers around you for swerving or rapid breaking to have time to react appropriately to avoid accidents.
If you choose to drink alcohol during the celebrations, be sure to do so responsibly. Be vigilant of your drinks and never leave them unattended. If you are around someone who seems to be overindulging, make sure they don’t hurt themselves or others, or get behind the wheel.
In addition to being mindful of alcohol consumption, it is also important to be cautious when celebrating the holiday. If you are hosting or attending a party, be aware of the space and avoid potential hazards, such as open flames or projectiles. When you pop the champagne at midnight, remember that the cork is a dangerous projectile, so champagne should always be stored and opened with caution. Avoid using sparklers or scented candles, and do not light fireworks in residential areas.
In conclusion, by following these tips and being mindful of potential risks, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve celebration. Plan ahead, be cautious and use common sense to avoid accidents and injuries, and enjoy the festivities without worrying about your safety.
Injured in an Accident?
We hope that everyone has a fun-filled evening. Our New Year’s resolution is that there will be no reason you to need our help. But if for some reason you or a loved one experiences an accident or injury this New Year’s Eve, please contact the attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for a consultation about receiving appropriate compensation at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat with us anytime at Hupy.com.
From all of us at Hupy and Abraham, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe new year!