5 Tips to Ring in the New Year Safely

December 28, 2017 Drunk Driving Accident
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Families and friends will soon be celebrating together to ring in 2018. As New Year’s is the most popular drinking holiday, many will be counting down to 2018 with their alcoholic beverage of choice in hand. This rise in alcohol consumption considerably increases the risk of drunk driving accidents.

In 2014, 53% of car crash fatalities were caused by a drunk driver. This trend proves that nearly half of all car accident deaths on New Year’s are caused by drinking and driving.

Families and friends want to reflect on the year before and celebrate what will be in 2018. But 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.

Each year, more than 100,000 people die from drunk driving accidents that are 100% preventable.

To help make sure 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 at your place to be safe.

If you spot a drunk driver on the road, call the police – You could save many other lives!

If you are hosting a party, make sure your guests get home safe – Take the keys from those who have been drinking, make sure friends have a car service home or let them sleep over.

Wear your seat belt– Always wear your seat belt no matter what! This simple 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 Floyd Hunter Injury Group, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy New Year!

If you or a loved one is injured in a drunk driving accident that wasn’t your fault, call the experienced Alabama Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys at Floyd Hunter for help.

When you call, you’ll receive a FREE case evaluation. There is never an attorney’s fee charged up front, and we only get paid when you do. It’s that simple.

Call Floyd Hunter Injury Law, because the right lawyers make a real difference.