Tips to Safely Celebrate on New Year’s Eve

ReidGoodwin shares how to make this New Year’s a safe one

ReidGoodwin would like to wish you, your families, and friends a happy New Year. We are honored to have spent another year serving our community by helping those who have experienced life changing events. We want to make sure that you arrive safely in the new year, so we’ve compiled some tips on how to be a smart decision maker on December 31st.

  • Don’t drink and drive. If you know you’ll be celebrating with drinks, make sure you’ve planned ahead to stay where you are, or to be driven home by a designated sober driver.
  • If possible, stay off the roads. With an increased amount of drinking on the night of New Year’s, intoxicated individuals are more likely to be out driving. You can avoid the risk by planning to celebrate at home.
  • Know your limit and pace yourself if you do decide to drink. Making sure you’ve eaten before you drink is also important.
  • Stay away from firearms and fireworks, especially when drinking. Many people enjoy celebrating by setting off fireworks. This can be dangerous while sober, and is even riskier when mixed with alcohol use.
  • If you do decide to go out, go with a group. Make sure that you are watching out for the people you are with, and if you see someone trying to drive while intoxicated, stop them.

We hope these tips help you welcome the New Year safely. Again, from our ReidGoodwin family to yours, we wish you a happy New Year!