Bring in 2014 with a blast of safety
However New Year’s Eve is celebrated this year, plan to make it a good one to remember. Whether attending parties or watching the ball drop on TV at home, going to go to a club or a friend’s house, be safe on New Year’s Eve. Take the time and do some preplanning and add a few more things to make it more memorable.
• Don’t drink and drive; stay where you are at or call a cab.
• Prearrange a designated driver before going out to a party.
• Offer nonalcoholic drinks and serve food and snacks at parties.
• If hosting the party at your house, collect the car keys as people arrive so they don’t just leave after having too much to drink.
• Offer party games to keep guests active, so they don’t just drink and talk.
• Never leave a drink unattended; someone could add something to it or if under age children are present they could grab it and drink it.
• If at a club, stay in groups; don’t let a friend wander off alone.
• If you plan to use fireworks at your New Years Eve celebration, Avoid alcohol if you have been drinking, it only adds a hazard to you and others.
• Have a des ignat - ed person, who has not been drinking, handle the fireworks.
• Never fire guns in to the air; the round will fall some place.
Enjoy your New Year’s Eve celebration and have fun while using these common sense safety tips. Having a plan and sticking to it is more fun and a lot less expensive than a ride in a police car or ambulance.