or 1 day until the New Year if you’re counting backwards…
It is hard believe that we are here, but some 35 posts later we are finally at New Years Eve and 1 day left until 2016. I hope that you found this series helpful. We have talked about a lot of things since Thanksgiving and now we get to celebrate the ringing out of the old and ringing in the New Year. And on this final post in the series I wanted to give some quick tips on celebrating New Years Eve:
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. This is the most important rule of all for having a safe New Year’s Eve. Driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 is illegal across the country. But the amount of alcohol it takes to get to that number depends on a variety of factors such as how fast you drink, weight, and gender. If you’ve had anything to drink, don’t get behind the wheel no matter what.
DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER. Plan ahead and pick someone dependable to be the sober designated driver. This means you can relax and indulge without worrying about driving yourself home.
TAKE A CAB or Uber. You don’t even have to remember the number to call a taxi. Just dial #TAXI (#8294) to get connected to your local taxi service or download the Uber app before you leave the house. The service works across all of North America. While you may have to wait for an available cab, it’s better than taking a chance with your life or someone else’s life by drinking and driving.
HAVE A SLEEPOVER. Consider making plans to sleep where you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve. This will keep you safely off the roads and allow you to drink as much as you want without worrying about driving.
DON’T DRIVE. If at all possible, avoid getting behind the wheel of a car even if you haven’t been drinking. Even if you are sober, there’s no way to control other drivers. There will probably be lots of impaired drivers on the streets and the best way to stay safe is to avoid driving all together. If you do have to drive, be sure to wear your seat belt and stay alert for people driving under the influence.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. Be vigilant about the people around you. We all know that crowds can attraction all kinds of people so be aware. Don’t put a drink down or unattended, know who is around you. Be aware of what’s going on around you.
By following these simple tips you can enjoy a happy and healthy New Years Eve celebration. Have a great day and don’t forget that: Life is a journey, not a destination!