New Years Eve Safety Tips

Ringing in the New Year is always a time of celebrating. After all, we are saying goodbye to a year that for some has been difficult and challenging, yet regardless of whether it was or not, a new year means a fresh start—a clean slate for everyone. When it comes to having a good time during these festivities, you should also be mindful of several safety tips that can help keep you, as well as your property safe on New Years Eve.

Here’s what you should do to protect you and your property safe this New Years Eve:


  1. Be cautious of drivers

New Years Eve is notorious for people consuming large quantities of alcohol. So after the ball drops at midnight and things begin to wind down afterwards, people start making their way back to their homes. On this night in particular—if you are out and about, you have to keep an eye out for drunk drivers. If you see a car driving erratically, it’s a good indication that the driver is intoxicated. Keep your distance and maintain the speed limit.


  1. Don’t drink and drive

If you yourself are consuming alcoholic beverages, whether at a bar or party,

be careful of how much you are having. Everyone has a different alcoholtolerance, however, sometimes it’s hard to gauge when you’ve surpassed the legal limit. For these instances, you might have seen that some stores sell breathalyzers for this type of scenario. It’s a good device to have if you feel like you are on the fence. But if you have driven and find that you are drunk but need to go home, the best and safest thing to do is to call a taxi or use Uber or Lyft. Driving home drunk can make the difference between life and death—both for you, your passengers, other drivers and pedestrians.


  1. Keep your security system armed and keep your entryways well-lit

In general, it’s safe to say that the majority of people aren’t at home on New Years Eve. So many people are attending parties or at their favorite bars and restaurants. And with so many homes being vacant, it’s the perfect time for a home burglary to occur. Burglars will scope out a home that looks unoccupied—having your lights off is a good indication. But fortunately, there are things you can do to help safeguard your rental home. The first thing you can do is to make sure you have locked all doors and windows. You can also set automatic timers for your lights. And rental homes with home security systems should have their systems armed. If an intruder enters, the alarm siren will sound and a security professional will quickly alert the local authorities. Every single safety measure that you take certainly counts.


Be safe this New Years and enjoy and partake in whatever festivities your plans hold. It should be a time of celebration—so ring it in with style!






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