Celebrating the end of the year and the beginning of a new one is something that many Georgia residents look forward to. You may already have your plans in place for how you will spend New Year’s Eve and are excited about the upcoming events. Of course, numerous other people are likely feeling the same excitement.
If you are going out on New Year’s Eve rather than hosting a party at home, it is important that you know how you are getting home and remember that this holiday is known for serious accidents. After all, many parties go well into the night and offer alcoholic beverages. As a result, drunk drivers are likely to be on the road.
Help yourself have a safe night
You may plan on consuming a few alcoholic beverages yourself on New Year’s Eve, but you would never get behind the wheel after drinking. Still, it is important to monitor how much you consume and set limits for yourself. You do not want to end up in a worrisome predicament because you had one too many. Setting a drinking limit may be part of the plan you have for the evening.
Another important part of your plan can include knowing how you will get home or where you will stay if you do not plan to go home that night. You may also want to talk with your friends about where you will meet in the event you get separated. Having this information hashed out ahead of time could help prevent a panic, especially if you go somewhere crowded.
In addition to planning ahead, you may also want to stay inside for as much of the night as possible. Staying indoors will prevent you from driving after drinking, and it could help prevent mishaps on foot. Walking after consuming alcohol is not a safe activity because your abilities are still impaired, and even if you have not had much to drink, you could still be at risk of injuries from other unsafe conditions.
Unfortunately, numerous drunk drivers are on the roads after festive holidays, and if you have to be on the road after your celebratory night, stay alert to signs of possible drunk drivers. Even if you get a cab or an Uber, you could still be at risk of being involved in a crash caused by an impaired driver. If this happens and you suffer serious injuries, you may want to remember that you have legal options for seeking compensation.