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Avoiding Serious Accidents On New Year's Eve

Avoiding Serious Accidents On New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is one of the busiest days for traffic in the U.S. People head out to go to parties and celebrate the end of a festive holiday season.

The combination of increased traffic and inebriated drivers lead to a higher number of car wrecks on this holiday. You can avoid a serious car accident on New Year's Eve by knowing what precautions to take.

Avoid Drinking and Driving

The most common sense precaution to take that night involves avoiding drinking and driving. It is perfectly alright for you to enjoy a few drinks at a party. However, you should make sure you sober up before you get behind the wheel of a car.

Wait for a few hours after drinking before you attempt to drive yourself home. If you are too tipsy to drive, call a taxi or have a designated driver take you home.

Take Public Transportation

Public transportation continues to operate on New Year's Eve. When you want to avoid a serious car accident on this holiday, you may fare best by taking the bus, subway, or other mode of public transportation to and from wherever you want to go.

Professional drivers are trained to navigate busy holiday traffic. They also can take you safely to and from home and help you avoid getting hurt in a bad car wreck on this busy night of the year.

Stay Home

When you want to avoid the risk of getting into a car wreck on New Year's Eve altogether, the most common sense way to do so would to be to stay home that night. Throw a party of your own at home with your family or simply stay in watching TV or enjoying another activity instead of going out.

When you are not out on the roadways, you will not be hurt in a traffic accident that night.

An increased number of bad car accidents occur on New Year's Eve. You can avoid being involved in a serious and devastating car accident by following these tips. However, if you are in a car accident that night, you should hire a lawyer to help you pursue compensation and justice.