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Staying Safe on New Year’s Eve

December 19, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Traditionally, New Year’s Eve is one of the best nights of the entire year. It is also one of the most dangerous! You want to ensure you ring in the new year in a way that is fun, memorable, responsible, and most importantly, safe. That shouldn’t be too hard! Just follow our New Year’s Eve safety tips and usher 2016 in with style.

Plan your Transportation

The absolute, most important rule for New Year’s Eve safety is one you have heard before. In fact this one applies to every single night of the year. All 365. Do not drink and drive. Unless you are hosting your own New Year’s Eve party, the odds are, you are going to be traveling somewhere. Either arrange to have a designated driver or plan alternative transportation. Ubers and Taxis are perfect choices. If no alternatives are available, sleep on a friends couch. A long night on the sofa is better than receiving a DUI or hurting yourself or others in an accident.

Pace Yourself, Party With Friends

If you are going to be celebrating with alcohol, it is important that you pace yourself. The night is going to last at least until 12 A.M. so you want to last that long as well. Try to stay hydrated by drinking water, juice, or electrolyte-heavysports drinks. Eat a hearty meal as well. Having food in your stomach will slow the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream.

If you are going to be in a large crowd, you should stay mindful of your surroundings. Try to stick with friends. Keep an eye on one another. Because such a large portion of the population is going to be drinking on New Year’s Eve, things could get a little rowdy. Trust your gut and have fun! After all, New Year’s Eve only comes once a year!