As the New Year approaches, you start making plans for the grand celebration on New Year’s Eve. You might be planning a road trip or going to parties to celebrate the New Year. In midst of celebration, people tend to forget that safety is also very important.

The New Year is the time when there is a high number of DUI cases reported. However, you can still enjoy your New Year’s Eve by following some road safety tips and avoiding these mishaps.

Here are 5 road safety tips to avoid accidents on New Year’s Eve:

  • Arrange a nearby hotel or a reliable cab service provider

    If you are planning to drink and are driving quite far from your home to party with your friends, arrange your stay at a nearby hotel. If you still want to return, book a cab from a reliable cab service provider.

  • Avoid drunk driving

    Drink responsibly, so don’t drink and drive. Order a cab or a rideshare service if you are unable to drive back home at night.

  • Keep distance from other vehicles

    While driving, keep distance from other vehicles and do not listen to songs or music in high volume.

  • Ensure your safety

    If you are planning to travel through a cab or car, make sure that the driver is not drunk. If you suspect that the driver is drunk, call the police. Always consider cab service of those who have an excellent reputation.

  • Be responsible

    If you are hosting the party at the New Year’s Eve, offer a room to your friends/relatives. Make every possible effort to ensure their safety to avoid accidents. Even if they insist going back, arrange cab for them. Keep non-alcoholic drinks and plenty of snacks to avoid getting your guests drunk.

Here are some more tips:

Make an Advance Ride Plan

Think out your options in advance to decide whether you should do a carpool with your friends, use a ridesharing service, or take public transportation.

Be Careful with Fireworks

Fireworks often make a celebratory appearance at New Year’s Eve parties, but they may not be good idea at all with the holiday crowds. Look up the laws and regulations in your area before using any fireworks.

Prepare a Plan with Your Kids

If your kids are old enough to drive, make them understand about the dangers usually associated with driving on that day.

Follow these tips and maximize the fun of your New Year celebrations.

Have a wonderful and safe New Year!