New Years has become notorious for being one of the most dangerous nights of the year for Philadelphia car accidents. Popping champagne has become the very symbol used to ring in the new year. Unfortunately, alcohol and driving don’t mix. A New Year’s Eve car accident can leave you or a loved one with a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Avoiding a New Year’s Car Accident
Keeping you and your family safe this holiday season is paramount. There are many safety precautions that you can take to keep you and your family safe this New Year’s Eve.
It’s not written anywhere that New Years has to be celebrated with alcohol. It is well documented that alcohol can impair your ability to respond to dangers on the roadways. Consider an alcohol-free New Years.
Have a plan
Similar to just about anything we do in life, having a plan can be the difference between success and failure. Having a plan to get home from a New Year’s party is no different. If you are celebrating the new year away from home, make sure to:
- Not drive if you have been drinking. Designate a driver to get you and your party home safely
- Program the number of several cab companies in your phone
- Book a room at a nearby hotel which you can get to without having to drive
Call 911 if you see suspicious drivers
You may not be drinking and driving, but that doesn’t mean that the other drivers you are sharing the roadways with aren’t. Besides avoiding suspicious drivers, don’t hesitate to dial 911 and report any suspicious drivers. Perhaps you can save the life of someone you don’t know.
Make preparations for your guests
Keeping your guests safe is as important. If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party take precautions to keep them safe by offering them:
- A spare room
- A couch to sleep on
- The numbers to several cab companies to get them home safely
- You may even consider purchasing several air mattresses that can be placed on the floor
Staring the new year dealing with an injury caused by another driver is not what you have planned. However, not all car accidents can be avoided. Knowing what to do next can leave you confused.
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