Bring On 2013!

Wow…take some time and reflect back on 2012.  Can’t believe that it will be over in FOUR DAYS!  Personally, this was an AWESOME year!  So many different life events happened and I couldn’t be happier about it and am definitely looking forward to 2013.  
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With that being said, this will be the last post of 2012, which touches on a subject matter that is VERY important and personal to me.

In three days, one of the biggest nights of celebrating of the year will be underway.  For the sake of ringing in the new year, there are many planning events and doing some traveling for New Year’s Eve.  With the celebration of NYE comes the increase of alcohol consumption of party goers.  After the ball has dropped and confetti has been thrown, partiers hit the road and head to their next destination on one of the most dangerous holidays for drivers.

The purpose of this post is not to scare or terrify with statistics on how many accidents and fatalities are seen from drunk drivers on NYE, even though the statistics say that 54% of all New Year’s Day accident fatalities are due to drunk driving.  This is simply a post to advise EVERYONE hitting the road on NYE to be aware on the road and DO NOT DRIVE IF YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING!  No matter how far or close you are driving, the risk is NOT worth the possibility of causing harm to yourself or others by operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Whether you plan to party or not on NYE, here are a few tips for safety and accident prevention:

  • Of course, if you plan on drinking, DO NOT DRIVE!  If you are out with a group of people, appoint a designated driver.
  • KNOW YOUR LIMIT!  Having a few drinks at a party isn’t bad, but know the limit of what you can drink so that you do not go overboard.
  • Do some research on alternative ways of getting home from the party spot.  There are usually cabs or other transportation services available that will escort you home so you won’t have to drive intoxicated.  If not available, see if someone can come get you or just stay where you are until you sober up.
  • If you are hosting, make it your responsibility to ensure no one who is impaired gets on the road!  If you notice there may be a few people who drove and are impaired, offer to drive them, provide transportation for them or even TAKE THEIR KEYS!
  • Be aware of cars that are driving dangerously on the road.  If you spot a car that appears to be being driven by an impaired driver, make sure you drive BEHIND them at all times and alert authorities immediately.

This is just little information about how to make this New Year’s Eve one that is FUN and SAFE.  

2013 is right around the corner and I am excited to see what it has to offer and I would like to see everyone from 2012 in 2013!

I wish everyone a VERY happy holiday and I’LL SEE YA NEXT YEAR!

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Posted on December 28, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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