Drinking this New Year’s? How to Get Home Safely

December 27th, 2013 by


As 2014 rolls around, whether you’ll be celebrating with family or making new friends, please be sure to stay safe as you take to the roads. Actually, we at Carter Chevrolet would strongly advise you not to hit the roads at all if you’ve had too much to drink. We are serving as your friendly, but firm reminder to plan ahead for your transportation needs in case you won’t be in any condition to drive.

A designated driver is one of the best ways to ensure someone will see you home safely at the end of the night. If you drive to the party, you should probably hand over your keys to the designated driver as soon as you get the first drink of the night.

In areas where public transportation is easily accessible, sharing a cab might be the best option for you and your friends. The bus or subway are also valuable choices if you shouldn’t be driving.

You may want to consider packing a bag and staying the night. Despite popular belief, the coffee “trick” is just a myth. The effects of alcohol will only wear off with time.

Walking is not a safer option. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, more pedestrians are killed on New Year’s than on any other day of the year. Walking should be a last resort.

Whatever you’ll be doing to ring in 2014, don’t endanger your life or anyone else’s. Plan ahead to get home safely. Let’s be smart and start the New Year off right!