Happy New Year from us here at Zachar Law Firm! Every year we celebrate ringing in the new year with family and friends and with so many different things that you can do, safety easily becomes one of the few things we think of.
Below are a few tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe this New Year's Eve.
Hosting a New Year's Eve Party?:
- Designate a driver to be in charge. If someone at your party is intoxiated, the designated driver will help here.
- Contact a local cab company or set up an easy way for your guests to get in touch with Uber.
- For those who aren't wanting to drink, make sure you serve non-alcholic beverages. Having options will help guests stay sober and have the ability to drive others home.
- Set a time to stop serving alcohol at your party. Just like a bar, you need to have a "last call" but make sure it's several hours before your guests plan on leaving.
- If need be, make sure your guests have a place to stay overnight in your home. Don't take the chance.
Attending a New Year's Eve Party?:
- Don't drink and drive. Pretty straight forward.
- Plan ahead: Make sure you designate someone to be your driver that night. If not, there's always Uber or a Taxi.
The tragedies and costs from drinking and driving impaired don't just end with the injury, death, disfigurement and/or disability caused by impaired drivers.
Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired isn't worth the risk.
The consequences are serious and real. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can be significant.