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Driving Safely on New Years Eve

The New Year is just around the corner and promises a plethora of joys and excitements! What will 2016 bring-- and like many you may send the old year off with an exciting party. However, you have to be careful. Increased drinking could increase the chances of you drinking and driving and could destroy your life. We at the law offices of James K. Sadigh have offered you a variety of ideas and advice to make sure your New Year is a safe and happy one and to make sure you get home safely.


Avoid Driving if Possible If your city has a good transportation system, try to opt for that. It can be easy to get carried away with drinking if you’re not careful, and your city’s metro or bus system can help make such matters be less of a bother. Have a route in place and get directions before you go. If your home’s subway system is inefficient or will not run that late on New Year’s, have either Uber or Lyft-- the ridesharing taxi apps-- installed on your phone or your local cab company’s. The prices might be a little hiked on the holiday, but it’s worth it to get home safe and avoid a DUI.


Get a Designated Driver Choose a member of your party to be the designated driver-- i.e.: the person who doesn’t drink at the party to make sure he is sober enough to drive everyone home at the end of the night. Make the distinction early on.


Leave Your Car Keys With A Friend: To make sure you aren’t tempted to drive home at the end of the night while in an intoxicated state, leave your keys with someone to make that option not available to you.


Walking is NOT Safer! Contrary to what you may think, walking home when you’re completely intoxicated may not be the safest option. Accoding to ConsumerReports.org the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has reported that the first of January is the most common day for pedestrian injury. Stay safe! (Source)

If none of that is enough, remember that cops are extra vigilant on New Year’s Eve, so make sure to be responsible and not put yourself, or those with you in any danger. Follow these rules and you will have a safe and happy New Year’s!

Posted by jamesksadigh on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 in Blog