Have plans to ring in the New Year? Party with friends? Night on the town? Before you head out to trade the old year in for the new, here are a couple of tips to keep you safe, happy, healthy and DUI Free:
- Designate a sober driver in advance. If intending to drink alcohol, plan ahead to get home safely by selecting a designated driver or ensuring cab service is available from the party location. Never ride with a driver who has been drinking.
- Consider an overnight stay. If attending a party at a friend’s home, consider asking to stay overnight. If participating in festivities in a downtown or commercial area, look into hotel accommodations within walking distance. Many hotels offer special NYE rates and promotions.
- Do not let impaired guests drive. If hosting a NYE party, remind guests to plan ahead and designate their sober driver, offer alcohol-free beverages and do not allow impaired guests to drive. Prepare a list of local taxi companies in advance to have ready should guests need to call one.
- Obey the speed limit. Motorists should obey the posted speed limit. When driving through residential areas were NYE celebrators may be out, consider driving five miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
- Buckle Up for Safety. Seatbelts save lives.
- Know your limits. Remember that not all alcoholic beverages are created equal. Drink Responsibly. Know how each drink adds up before you decide what to toast with.
You can always call AAA Tow to Go (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. It’s FREE and it’s safe.
- Important Tow To Go Guidelines:
- Tow trucks can take up to two people home; if there are more people in your party—you will need to make other arrangements to get home safely.
- You can’t make an appointment to use the Tow to Go service, it is designed to be used as a last resort so have a designated driver before you have your first drink.
- It may be necessary, in certain situations, for AAA to contact a cab company or local law enforcement to assist with getting the intoxicated individual a safe ride.
Colbert Law wishes you a safe, happy New Year’s Eve! We hope you won’t need us, but if you do, you can reach us at (407)412-7234 or if you are an AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile Customer, you can call #DUI from your mobile home.