Saying goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 calls for a celebration. Although, if precautions aren’t taken, New Year’s Eve can turn into one of the most dangerous evenings of the year. Read up on these four safety tips so all you have to worry about is securing your sparklers and counting down until midnight!
Stay with a Buddy
If you are headed to a restaurant or a gathering at a friend’s house, plan on attending and leaving with a group. If you are with a friend or a family member, operating on the buddy system, you will be much more safe, as someone is looking out for you. Before you head out to the event of the evening, discuss driving plans, where everyone is spending the night, and if the event is your only destination of the evening.
Celebrate, but Safely
While fireworks and sparklers are more of a Fourth of July tradition, many, especially with kids choose to pull out the sparks. Remember how dangerous these little bombs can be. Don’t leave kids unsupervised with these items, and always keep a trusted adult in charge. After all, no one wants to make a trip to the hospital for burns or cuts on the first day of 2022.
Watch Where You Walk
While the safest place to be on New Year’s Eve is home, many will choose to take on the town. This time of year, New York is snowy and icy. Plan accordingly with your attire. Dress warm, cover your head and ears, and most of all, wear shoes or boots that will not slip in the ice. This tip can also help you avoid a doctor visit from a painful fall.
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Stay off the Roads
Not only are the roads also probably icy, but traffic during the holidays is truly a nightmare. If you do choose to leave the house for a celebration, be sure to arrange a ride or choose to walk if possible. If you are going to a friend’s house or out of town, be sure to get a hotel room or stay with a friend.
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