I don’t recommend you start the new year with a hangover, but if you must…pretty please remember not to drive when you have been drinking. Yup, you’re going to hear it again: DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! Don’t do it. I promise you that regardless of what you think after a few drinks, you are not a better driver when you are drunk, you may be better at slurring your words or acting a fool, but that’s about it.
There really is no reason to drink and drive because you have options. Here are 5 Ways to Avoid Drinking and Driving on New Year’s Eve:
- You could not drink or you could have a designated driver who doesn’t drink (nope, not even a little).
- You could just get drunk at home. Once you’re done drinking, you’re already home! The only crashing you’ll do is onto your own bed, sofa, or floor.
- Go drink and celebrate somewhere within walking distance of your home.
- If you choose to go out, many metropolitan areas with public transit offer free rides on New Year’s Eve. In the San Francisco Bay Area, MUNI and Caltrain offer free rides after a certain hour on New Year’s.
- If you went ahead and drove somewhere and someone just forced you to guzzle alcohol, don’t worry you can call AAA and for a Tipsy Tow. You don’t have to be a member, just dial 1-800-222-4357 between the hours of 6pm-6am on New Year’s Eve/Day and they will tow you and your car home for FREE! Go ahead and program that number into your phone NOW before you drink because good luck trying to find it when you’re drunk.
The only reason the following video is funny is because it’s NOT REAL! Do not attempt this in real life.
There is no shame in having a few drinks or a whole bunch of drinks on New Year’s Eve (provided you are of age of course), but it is beyond shameless to drink and drive. Don’t do it. Stay safe and keep others safe to enjoy and prosper in the new year.
I wish you and yours a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!