With the New Year right around the corner, families and friends will soon be celebrating to ring in 2018. New Year’s is the most popular drinking holiday, many will be celebrating with their favorite alcoholic beverage in hand. This increase in alcohol consumption considerably heightens the risk of drunk driving accidents.
Families and friends want to start off the New Year on a positive note, yet driving to and from your destination on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day can put you and your loved ones at risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each year, more than 100,000 people die from drunk driving accidents that are 100% preventable.
To help ensure that you have a healthy and safe New Year, take a look at these tips below:
If you plan on drinking, do not drive – If you want to drink, make sure you have a plan for a car or taxi service to bring you home, or plan to stay over your friend or families’ house for the night.
Don’t let friends drive drunk– If you know someone has been drinking, don’t let them drive! Take their keys and help them find a car service home or have them stay put.
If you spot a drunk driver on the road, call the police – By calling the police, you could save many other lives.
If you are hosting a party, make sure everyone gets home safe – Take the keys from those who have been drinking, make sure friends have a car service home or let them sleep at your place for the night.
Wear your seat belt– Always wear your seatbelt! This simple, yet incredibly effective action could save your life!
We hope that you have fun ringing in the New Year, and remember to be responsible. Never drink and drive – by doing so, you are putting the lives of your loved ones and other innocent people on the roads at risk. With the availability of car services and taxis, there is no excuse!
By planning your New Year’s and ensuring you have a designated driver or another safe way home, you are starting off your New Year right and can celebrate without worry.
From everyone at Graves McLain, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy New Year!
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, call Graves McLain immediately at 918-359-6600 to speak with a leading Oklahoma Car Accident attorney absolutely FREE.
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