The holiday season is winding down, but there’s still one major holiday left to celebrate: New Year’s Eve! It’s no surprise that most of us are ready to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, but it’s important to bid adieu to the year and ring in 2021 as safely as possible. Unfortunately, New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year, as it’s a holiday that’s practically synonymous with alcohol consumption.
You can reduce your risks while driving this New Year’s Eve by keeping these tips in mind:
- Don’t drive after drinking—Remember that even buzzed driving is considered drunk driving. It’s possible to stay under the legal limit of 0.08% BAC and still be at a higher risk of a serious crash. That’s because even small amounts of alcohol can impair your driving abilities.
- Avoid distractions—Map your route to and from your destination in advance so you aren’t tempted to use your phone while driving. In addition, make phone calls and send text messages before and after you drive—never during.
- Get home before midnight—The safest place to celebrate the calendar turning over to Jan. 1 is your own home. If you celebrate elsewhere and have to drive home, you’ll be on the road at the same time as other drivers also heading home—and many of them may be intoxicated!
At Ponce Law, we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a safe and prosperous 2021. And as always, if you or someone you love is hurt in a crash, our Nashville auto accident lawyers are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.