Celebrating New Year’s Eve – Safely
On an average day, about 30 people die in drunk driving accidents. Last New Year's Day, there were 78 deaths. New Year's Day, especially the early morning hours, ranks as the top day of the year for drunk driving deaths.
A Palm Beach drunk driving accident is a horrible way to start the new year. What's the best way to stay safe on New Year's Eve? Stay home. For many people, watching the ball drop on TV and sharing good food and drinks with family is a wonderful way to start the New Year. But celebrating at home is not for everyone.
If you must go out on New Year's Eve, remember that there will be extra police patrols watching for drunk drivers in Palm Beach for the holiday. If you drink, you not only risk your life, your passengers' lives, and the lives of everyone else on the road, but you also risk your driver's license. Make sure you get a safe start to the New Year by following these safety tips.
- If possible, plan to spend the night in the place where you are celebrating.
- If you must drive, be extra careful and watch for drunk drivers.
- If you drink, don't drive.
- Appoint a designated driver in advance.
- Bring cab fare.
While Palm Beach police suggest relying on a designated driver, the department will be offering free rides home to impaired Palm Beach drivers this New Year's Eve.
If you are injured by a drunk driver, Palm Beach accident attorney David Glatthorn is here to help. Contact David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525.
Whatever your plans this New Year's Eve, have a safe and happy New Year!