Insurance companies remind customers about New Year’s safety

New Year’s Safety - Fireworks

Use the following tips to make sure you ring in 2020 with joy and fun, so nobody gets hurt.

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is nearly over, but as midnight rapidly approaches, insurance companies are reminding customers about simple New Year’s safety tips to keep everyone from harm.

Whether you’re watching the ball drop from your couch or heading to a party, be sure to do it safely.

Regardless of whether you’re staying in, hosting, or heading out on the town, the right New Year’s safety precautions will make sure the night is memorable for the right reasons. It can also help you to make sure those with whom you’re celebrating will make it home safely, too.

Insurance companies are issuing lists of helpful tips to make sure their consumers know just what to do to stay safe tonight. The goal is to make celebrating safely an easy and convenient way to ring in 2020.

Use the following New Year’s safety tips tonight to keep the celebrations fun and safe.

• Collect car keys or hand yours over – If you’re hosting a party, collect all car keys as your guests enter the door and pay attention to how much they drink. It’s up to you to make sure your guests get home safely, even if it means they need to stay over or you need to call them a cab. In fact, depending on where you live, you may be legally responsible for your guests. If you’re a guest, hand over your own keys and let your host do the same for you.
• Make alternative plans – If you plan to drink, plan not to drive. Know how you’ll be getting home or where you’ll be staying instead. Have a designated driver, ask the host if you can stay over, take a cab, or book a nearby hotel room.
• Serve lots of food – As host, if you serve lots of food as well as a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, not just booze, it will be easier for your guests to enjoy themselves while countering the impact of alcohol.
• Keep pathways safe – Make sure sidewalks and pathways to your home are clear and well-lit. This will help to prevent tripping, slips and falls, even when some guests have had a few too many.
• Be a sober host – If you’re hosting, make sure you keep a close eye on your own alcohol consumption. New Year’s Safety - FireworksThis way, you’ll be able to stay on top of potential problems and can help your guests make the right choices regarding their own New Year’s safety – including whether or not they should be driving.

Have a Happy New Year, from the team at Live Insurance News!

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