The New Year is almost here! Some people are putting together their last minute resolutions and planning to have a night in while others are frantically gathering supplies for their New Year’s Eve celebrations in parties.
Undoubtedly, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day can be two of the most enjoyable days of the year. However, these two days can also be two of the most dangerous due to reckless, drunk, and negligent drivers on the roads. Only beat by Thanksgiving weekend, New Year’s weekend is the second deadliest holiday of the year. In fact, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, about 54 people died per day over New Year’s holiday periods from 2001 to 2005 due to alcohol-impaired drivers.
While you, your friends, and your family members may be practicing safe driving habits, other drivers might act less than responsible. It may be safer to celebrate the moment the New Year arrives in the comfort of your own home.
To help you have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve in your home, consider the ideas we have listed below:
While you are waiting for the famous ball drop event to take place marking the start of the New Year, gather around the table with your closest loved ones and play some card games and board games. If you really want to make your guests fight for the wins, make small gifts that victors can keep after winning each game!
What is a New Year’s celebration without all the delicious foods and treats? Instead of going out and driving to a restaurant down the way, make a giant feast for you and all of your guests. You can even spice things up by having a dessert contest. Whoever brings the best dessert, wins!
When New Year’s comes around, people become more excited than ever. To really amp up your New Year’s celebration, host a costume contest. Require each participant to think of, create, and wear the shiniest and loudest costume possible!
Sleepovers are not just for children. If you and your closest friends or family members plan to consume alcoholic beverages throughout the evening, it may be best to host a sleepover, too! By doing so, you can ensure none of your intoxicated loved ones get behind the wheel. If you feel the need, you can collect keys at the door and return them to their rightful owners the following morning.
At The Daspit Law Firm, we truly care about your safety. That is why we work hard to protect your rights and future. If you are involved in an accident over the New Year’s weekend, or at any other time, and believe another driver or person should be held responsible for your injuries, contact our Galveston personal injury attorneys without hesitation. You could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional distresses.
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