While drunk driving is a problem throughout the year, it is particularly hazardous during the holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, there is an increase in drunk driving accidents as people attending parties and celebrations consume alcohol. This year the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that around 427 people may die on the roads this New Year’s Day holiday period.
If you plan on hosting a party or celebrating this holiday season, there are some things you can do to keep yourself and others safe. Follow these tips below to reduce your risk of an accident this New Year’s Day period.
1. Find a Designated Driver
New Year's Eve is typically associated with drinking, partying, and, unfortunately, drunk driving. If you plan on celebrating and want to drink, be sure you have a designated driver. Catching an Uber or Lyft is also an option, but be sure to expect prices to be high on holidays. Do your part in keeping the roads safe this holiday by letting someone sober get behind the wheel for you.
2. Stay Home
While we all want to partake in the holiday, sometimes it’s just best to stay home. When you stay home, you don’t have to worry about spending money on drinks, finding a designated driver, or ordering an Uber or Lyft. This option is the best way to reduce your chances of getting into a drunk driving accident.
3. Report Drunk Drivers
If you find yourself on the roads during the New Year’s period, be sure to report any drunk drivers you may come across. This also goes for those working late—if a person comes into your place of work and is suspected to have driven drunk, be sure to call 911. We can all do our part to keep the roads safe this holiday and reduce drunk driving accidents.
Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Drunk driving is, unfortunately, a major issue in Michigan. If you end up getting into an accident with a drunk driver this holiday season, be sure to contact Grewal Law PLLC. We have handled many drunk driving cases and can help you get the justice you deserve.
To contact our office, call us at (888) 211-5798 or fill out a contact request form.