The holiday season is the time of the year when everyone relaxes, unwinds, and meets with friends and family.  When it comes to New Year’s Eve, many people like to head out and party.

Unfortunately a fun night out can turn into a disaster for those who do not have safety on their minds, especially when it comes to operating a motor vehicle.  Speeding, aggressive driving, and driving under the influence are all common factors in December 31st insurance claims.  In fact, the average number of fatalities resulting from alcohol related accidents rises by 34 percent between Christmas and New Years.  That is certainly not how your want to ring in your 2020!

Here are some tips for you to have an awesome and safe New Year’s Eve:

Stay In

Why spend your New Year’s Eve waiting in line at a nightclub when you can have an amazing time in your own home?  Have a quiet night in watching the ball drop on television.  If you do have guests over, invite them to spend the night if they plan on drinking.  This will ensure that no one gets involved in any road accidents that could result in hefty insurance claims and risk everyone’s lives.

Call an Uber

Heading to a restaurant, bar, or nightclub?  How about a party hosted by a friend or family member?  If you don’t plan to stay over and you intend on having a few drinks, then just call a cab/taxi.  Nowadays with your smartphone, you can easily call an Uber to pick you up and drop you off.  Alternately, you can do the same for friends who have had too much to drink and send them back safely to their home.

Be the Designated Driver

If you are out with your friends it doesn’t hurt to be the designated driver. It doesn’t matter whose car you drive, as long as you are the sober one at the end of the night.  You have to wake up in the morning and feel the new year sunshine and that can only be possible if you drive safely the night before.

Know When to Stop

It can be difficult to stop drinking, especially when you are out celebrating.  But it’s better to limit your alcohol intake so that you don’t end up doing something you regret.  Your 2020 should not begin with embarrassing photos of you  circulating around the Internet, or worse yet, you or someone else ending up in the hospital from a motor vehicle collision.  Drunk driving is no joke!

The most obvious reason not to drive drunk is because it puts you and everyone around you in danger.  Even if you were to cause a minor accident with no injuries, you will likely still damage your car and someone else’s.  Not to mention the police will arrest you and charge you with a DUI.  None of these outcomes are worth it, and they will wreak havoc on your auto insurance rates.  We at Commercial Insurance Associates support driving safe and sober this New Year’s Eve!

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