We are saying goodbye to 2016 Saturday night and crossing our fingers for 2017! Whether you are going out or staying in to celebrate- lets be safe as we ring in the New Year-
here are some safety tips to keep in mind:
If you are going out:
•Just take what you need- Drivers license, a credit card, a little cash, etc.
•When you share your location on social media- you are telling people where you ARE NOT- HOME. That opens you up to potential problems while away.
•If you drink, don’t drive!.
•Travel in a group or with pairs
•Make sure everyone has a “buddy” who can confirm they got home safely at the end of the night.
•Do not leave drinks unattended- this leaves you open to unknown substances being added without you knowing
Staying in?- Stay safe!
•If the party is at your house:
You are the one responsible for everyone so:
- Be sure all smoke alarms are working and have fresh batteries.
-Have phone numbers handy for a cab company, emergency contacts and poison control if something unexpected occurs.
-Have guests turn their keys in to you upon arrival to ensure a safe ride home.
-If you serve a minor in your home, even in the presence of their parents, you could be in trouble with the law for social hosting or providing to a minor.
-Be prepared to let your guests stay the night as an alternative to them driving home after drinking.
Stay safe and enjoy the new year!