Now that 2017 is officially upon us, it is time to start thinking about
what you want to accomplish this year. While there are many great ways
to improve your health and well-being this year, have you ever thought
about what you can do to stay safer this year? Why not take proactive
steps towards doing just that, especially when it comes to staying safe
on the road.
Every year, people get hurt in horrible
alcohol-related accidents. We have laid out some safety tips and ideas below especially related
to preventing drunk driving accidents, to help you and your loved ones
have a happy and healthy 2017.
Always have a designated driver. Whether you are going out or having people over to your home, make sure
that everyone has a way to get home safely at the end of the night. Even
if that means calling them an Uber or Lyft ride, it could save their life.
Stop serving early in the night. While this may seem like a lame idea, if you are hosting a party, it may
be a good option to put away the alcoholic beverages a few hours before
the party is supposed to be over. Those few hours without alcohol for
your guests will allow them to be more sober and focused before they head home.
Take car keys. This can be something that you get in the habit of doing any time you
have a party where alcohol is being consumed. It can be difficult to monitor
if any of your guests have left while intoxicated unless you keep their
keys in a safe place until they are prepared to drive. In the event that
a guest were to leave your home drunk and get into an accident, you could
end up being partially liable, so take that extra precaution.
Allow people to crash at your place. Even if this seems inconvenient to open up your guest room or couch to
someone to stay the night, it could end up saving people from horrific
injuries or even a fatal accident. Better safe than sorry if your friend
is unsure whether or not they are fit to drive home. Why not wait until
the morning for them to sleep it off?
If you or a loved one has experienced injuries due to the negligence of
another driver, whether they were under the influence or not, call our
New York City accident attorneys at Belushin Law Firm, P.C. today.
Receive your free consultation from our top-rated injury firm.