The Dangers of Driving on New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is one of the most dangerous days of the year to be on the road due to the increase in alcohol consumption. Even if you are a sober and responsible driver, it's impossible to predict when a car crash can occur or how to detect that you are sharing the road with an impaired driver. Here are some safety tips to consider.
Planning for Safety on New Year's Eve
Ringing in the New Year is always an exciting and fun time. When celebrating with family and friends, plan and consider these safety precautions:
- When hosting a party, consider the safety of your guests and offer to host a sleepover or provide them with a sober driver to get them home. Also, provide non-alcoholic beverage choices for guests who are driving home.
- When going out, always designate a sober driver. If you are going out alone, refrain from drinking alcohol.
- If you've had a few drinks too many, call a cab, rideshare service, or sober family or friend to take you home.
- Don't get in a car with a driver who's been drinking. Even if they have only had a small amount, it can still cause impairment.
- If you see someone attempting to drive after consuming alcohol, take their keys and enlist the help of a sober driver to get them home safely.
How Can You Tell If Someone is "Okay" To Drive?
The best way to tell if someone is sober enough to drive is knowing one-hundred percent that they didn't consume any alcohol. Otherwise, any amount of alcohol consumption should be considered unsafe to get behind the wheel. Here are some behaviors that indicate someone is intoxicated and too "drunk" to drive:
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech/louder speech than usual
- Flushed face
- Bloodshot eyes
- Clammy skin
- Looks sleepy or drowsy
- Mood swings
- Slower reflexes
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