With New Year’s Eve known to be one of the biggest party nights of the year, the East Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department you like to remind you to have a safe and sober way to get home should you celebrate ringing in 2016 with an alcoholic beverage.
New Years Eve Safety Tips
Local law enforcement agencies will be on the roads this weekend continuing to crack down on drunk drivers. Officers will be conducting saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
For those planning to drink on New Year’s Eve, there are some simple steps to follow to ensure you make it home from celebrating safe and sound.
• For those who consumed alcohol, even just one drink, take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
• Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.
• For those who are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member to safely walk you home to your doorstep.
• Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of the seating position in the vehicle. It’s the best defense against an impaired driver.
About 150 people are killed every year in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes, These tragedies are preventable and the first step in doing that is having plan to get home safely,