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People's Trust New Year's Safety Tips

by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Dec 30, 2013

2014-300x248New Year’s Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Whether you’re staying in and celebrating with friends and family, or you’re traveling to a party or city bash, People’s Trust Insurance want’s you and your family to be safe.   Following a few safety tips will ensure that you’re safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight, ringing in the New Year! 

  • Designate a Driver: If you are going to be driving New Year’s Eve, don’t drink and drive. If you have a friend who does not prefer to drink, make sure they take the wheel. You might even be on the water this New Year’s Eve. The person in charge of navigating the boat needs to be cautious, and this still applies to them.  Bottom line: Don’t drink and drive- and don’t get in the car with someone who has.  Triple AAA offers free rides for people who need them.  Or call a cab.  

  • Be Alert: Be aware of your surroundings and how others are acting. Stay away from those who are out of control and might cause harm. Taking preventive measures is key.  If you are going to a public event always bring a cell phone with you.  Don’t let little kids wonder off on their own. 

  • Don’t Drive: If you don’t have to go behind the wheel, avoid it. More people will be driving under the influence on this particular night, so avoid a potentially dangerous accident by staying off the road. Otherwise, be alert and drive defensively. Most importantly, wear your seat belt. 

  • Monitor your Alcohol Intake: A majority of people will be drinking on New Year’s Eve. Pay attention to how much you and others are consuming. Drinking too much alcohol can have lethal affects. Be responsible.

  • Don’t leave your drink unattended: A lot of times people are too trusting within their surrounding and tend to put their drink down where anyone can get to it, keep your drink with you. Even if you have to go to the bathroom, either take it with your or give it to a close friend of yours. Whatever you do, don’t leave your drink at a table and then come back to it.

  • No Fireworks: If you are going to engage in fireworks, leave it up to the professionals. Attend a firework show if you must see fireworks, shooting them off yourself is dangerous and often times illegal. 

  • Pet Safety: Nothing frightens pet’s more than sudden loud noises. Extra attention must be given so your pets won’t run away in a panic. Scared, running pets can be hit by cars, cause accidents, and become lost…not to mention, frequently bite people.

  • House Safety: Make your house seem lively If you’re going to a party to celebrate and are leaving your home empty for the night, consider leaving the lights and TV on. Thieves know that most people will be gathering on this night party, so many homes will be empty and ideal for burglary. If they think you’re still inside watching reruns, they might just think you’re home and skip your house.   

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