New Year’s is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, dating clear back to 45 B.C. when the Julian calendar first took effect. It’s full of family and community traditions and is a great way to welcome in the coming year. However, a wrong move on the road can lead to a car accident and instantly replace any sense of festivity or fun with anxiety, stress, and even grief. As car accident lawyers, we here at Robert J. Debry & Associates want you and your loved ones to stay safe for this new year and many more to come. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
Don’t Drink and Drive
When planning that spectacular New Year’s party, be sure to include plans to keep yourself and your guests safe on the road. If you are unable to find someone to drive you home, we offer a free ride home service for those under the influence. Our New Year’s Eve service goes for twenty-four hours, beginning December 31st at three in the afternoon.
Keep Your Distance
This is a good tip at any time, not just during New Year’s. However, with increased likelihood of drunk driving, loud music, and late-night drivers it’s important to stay alert. The car accident lawyers here at Robert J. Debry see far too many tragedies during this time of year, many of which can be avoided by remaining focused.
The more planned activities that you have a party, the less people tend to drink alcohol. If you’re hosting this year’s bash, come up with fun games and prizes. Not only can this make your event a bigger success, but your guests are more likely to remember it. Try also avoiding too many salty snacks, which make people thirsty, and using a non-carbonated base for your alcoholic drinks.
Above all, be sure to plan and think ahead. Don’t start the year off with the chaos and tragedy that comes from negligent driving. The car accident lawyers at Robert J. Debry & Associates are excited for what the year 2020 will bring and we hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve.