Tips For Driving on New Year's Eve and New Years Day

Tips For Driving on New Year's Eve and New Years Day

New Year's Eve is an extremely popular time to celebrate for many people worldwide. While the popular notion is that New Year's Eve is a time for partying, when drinking, there are also a lot of negative consequences that can occur when people choose to get behind the wheel after drinking.

Unfortunately, this causes a lot of accidents and deaths. During the 2019 (latest available data) New Year's Day holiday period, 36% of fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired driver.

When most people think about driving on New Year's Eve, they think about drunken driving. Unfortunately, this is a big problem that will only worsen in the coming years if not addressed. If you want to avoid drunk driving and even prevent accidents caused by it, you need to know a few essential things and the laws you need to follow.

Drive Safe and Sober

It may seem like we are pointing out the obvious, but it bears repeating because drunk driving trends continue to peak around the holidays. Now that you know how common drunk driving is on New Year's Eve, you need to make sure that you are always driving safely. Driving while intoxicated is extremely dangerous, and people who have been drinking alcohol are the most significant risk when driving, both to themselves and anyone else on the roads.

Avoid Using Cell Phones and Driving

Another danger that many people have on New Year's Eve is the problem of distracted driving. If you are trying to text, call, or answer any incoming calls while driving, you need to pull over before continuing. Texting while driving is extremely dangerous, and you could cause an accident or even kill yourself and others if you are not careful.

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