Avoid Drinking & Driving This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a huge night out for many, which means crowds of people wherever you go. People will be swarming to metropolitan hubs around the country. New Year’s Eve is one of the few holidays that is celebrated around the globe. Individuals feed off of other’s excitement, and sometimes, things can get out of hand. Everyone wants to have an unforgettable night to ring in their new year, but we all want it to be in a good way!

By planning in advance, you can be sure that you and your friends ring in the New Year safely:

  1. Designate a Driver: If you are drinking, then you should not be driving this NYE. Local authorities usually set up roadblocks to discourage drunk driving, so avoid a ticket or a possible crash by designating a driver, calling a cab, or taking public transportation—plan before you drink. As a group, designate one person who will not be drinking and who will be behind the wheel.
  2. Be alert: Be aware of your surroundings and how others are acting. Stay away from individuals who seem out of control as taking preventative measures is key. If you see someone really intoxicated, prevent them from trying to drive or leaving with someone they do not know.
  3. Don’t Drive: If you do not have to get behind the wheel, avoid it. More people will be driving under the influence on New Year’s Eve than on any other night of the year, so if you do not have to drive, then do not, as you might avoid a potentially dangerous accident. Drive defensively and assume others are under the influence. Take public transportation when you can or crash at a friend’s house. Whatever your plans—make a plan before you begin your party.
  4. Stick Together: When we stick together, we can look out for one another. This is especially true for women when going out to parties and nightclubs. Keep an eye out for one another.
  5. Monitor Your Alcohol Intake: A majority of people will be drinking on NYE, and there is nothing wrong with that—but pay attention to the amount you are consuming. You can overdrink in a lethal amount that will cause far more damage than just a hangover.
  6. Go online and look for transportation home before you leave for the party.

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Of course, cabs and public transportation are always a good idea!

Use common sense on NYE when sense is not so common. Plan before you party!

As drunk driving is one of the most avoidable factors in car accidents, we ask you to please plan before you begin partying. Too many lives are lost, and too many people are injured every year over New Year’s Eve due to drunk driving. Start your New Year off with a just hangover rather than an accident by simply planning before you go out!

If you have been injured in a car accident, then you may need legal representation. Our attorneys aggressively represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents, and we see far too many injuries and deaths due to drunk driving. Consultations are always free at The Cagle Law Firm when you call (314) 276-1681.

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The Cagle Law Firm serves accident and injury clients throughout St. Louis and the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, including the eastern Missouri and southern Illinois communities. If you or a loved one needs legal assistance with your personal injury case, call The Cagle Law Firm at (314) 276-1681 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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