New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year for drunk driving.
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving officials urge to you plan ahead. Designate a sober driver to make sure you and all of your party guests get home safely after a celebration. Retrieve the number of a local cab service before you head out so you can have a safe ride home. You should also consider hiring a shuttle or limousine service to transport you and your friends from the event you are attending or arrange for a hotel stay for you and your friends.
If you’re planning a party, plan busy activities which can make for less consumption of alcohol. As you get information on whom will be attending your party, confirm if a member of the group will be the designated driver and plan to give those drivers specialty non-alcoholic drinks. Provide plenty of food and snacks so your guests won’t be consuming alcohol on an empty stomach. It wouldn’t hurt to have a bed made up just in case your guests need some place to stay if they’re too intoxicated to drive home.
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