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New Year’s Eve is literally right around the corner! It’s a holiday that most everyone will be celebrating. It’s the time of the year where most of us party hard to greet the coming year with a smile and full of positivity. But our celebration may come to an early end if we are not aware of our surroundings. New Year season is also considered as one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. And to avoid any unwanted circumstances, we’ve come up with important tips for surviving the evening and bringing in the new year safely while making it a night to remember. Scroll down and check out this new year’s eve survival guide.
Enjoy The New Year’s Eve With This Survival Guide
It is time to celebrate and bid farewell to the year that gone by and welcome the new one with open arms. To some people, it’s a nostalgic occasion as they reflect on the things that happened and took place in the past 12 months. It is such a wonderous and blithe occasion that definitely needs to be celebrated. But the celebration would be even better if we know that we are safe and secured. New year’s eve is best enjoyed with different types alcohols so it means that there are a lot of people intoxicated. And you know what happens to people when they have a few too many. One loses control and may end up harming other people or their own selves. You can neither be too complacent nor too trusting especially when you’re in a party where people you know nothing about surrounds you. On that note, we came up with these tips that will make you safely welcome the new year. Check out this new year’s eve survival guide.
1. Designate a Driver
If you’re a group going out for the evening then designate a driver, preferably before your plans begin. If you have a friend that prefers not to drink then that person would be a perfect choice. You can’t be all drunk at the same time and drive a car. That is clearly a recipe for disaster. Assign a friend that will take you home safely. And if you’re the designated driver of the group then don’t drink too much, you have a responsibility so be stone cold sober as much as possible.
2. Consider Public Transportation
If you don’t have to drive, then don’t. There will be tons of people on the road (some of them will be under the influence, unfortunately) so, public transportation is always a better and safer choice. Just be mindful of your surroundings. There might be someone with bad intentions lurking in every street corner and alleys taking advantage of occasions with a lot of people roaming the streets such as new year’s eve. They see it as an opportunity to rob somebody. So be careful when riding public transportations and be alert at all times.
3. Have Those Important Phone Numbers Ready
Here are some important phone numbers that you will possibly need for the evening. These are phone numbers that are always great to have on you, no matter what, so store these numbers into your cell phone before going out:
- Roadside Assistance. This phone number can usually be found on the back of your driver’s license and on your car insurance I.D. card.
- Sober Ride. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has created a listing of sober/safe ride programs across the country. Find one in your area, and save the number in your cell phone to always have it on you. Check out that list here.
- A close friend or relative.
4. Stick Together and Be Alert
Going out to parties and nightclubs can make for a fast-paced evening, so be sure to travel in groups. Having a safety net around you in this environment is imperative. Always be alert and watchful of your surroundings. Don’t just put your drink anywhere especially if there are other people around that you are not familiar with. You can’t be too trusting and sure if they’re perfectly safe to be with. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
5. Drink Responsibly
It is almost unavoidable to have alcohol on new year’s eve. To most of us, it is inevitable during this festive occasion. If you drink, pay attention to how much you (and others) are consuming and know your limits. Drinking too much because alcohol can be fatal. Don’t drink and drive! Countless shots of your favorite liquor and driving like you’re on a race track is a perilous combination. Drink responsibly especially if you still need to drive.
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New year’s eve is a time of the year where some us experience mixed emotions. Memories of the past 12 months rush in and sometimes leaving a smile or a tear in the eyes. But whatever it is, we could never bring it back, therefore, moving on is a perfect option and be thankful for what the new year has in store for us. It is a festive occasion that brings us hope which for some of us, is the quintessential source of greatest strength. Bid the past year farewell and embrace the coming year with positivity. Don’t forget these tips for a safer celebration and most importantly don’t forget to have fun. From all of us here at Survival Life… Have a Safe and Happy New Year!
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