Top 4 New Years Safety Tips – Happy New Year!

Top 4 New Years Safety Tips

Listen to these great New Years safety tips! The Soud Law Firm would like to thank you for a great year. It’s hard to believe 2015 has come to an end. We have seen a lot of different types of injury cases we have seen in Jacksonville, Florida this year. We would like to give you some New Years safety tips on how to keep yourself, your loved ones, and those around you safe.

New Years Safety Tip #1.Don’t drink and drive, bike, or walk.   This is said every year, but drunk driving is a serious problem, especially on a night such as New Year’s Eve. This also includes drinking and riding a bike/walking.

New Years Safety Tip #2. Drive defensively.  If you can possibly avoid going out after it is dark, do so. If you can’t, be on the alert and a defensive driver while driving. Things like keeping the music low and not texting or talking on your phone while you are driving is a great way to pay better attention to your surroundings. Another way to be cautious is, paying closer attention when driving in downtown near bars or restaurants where potentially intoxicated drivers may be prevalent.

New Years Safety Tip #3. If you must drink, pop the cork and drink responsibly.  Did you know that a champagne cork is around 90 pounds of pressure? When it comes time to pop the cork off your bottle, do so responsibly. Make sure that you hold a towel over the cork, point it at a 45 degree angle, and aim it away from people and breakables. Then make sure that you drink responsibly as well. If you notice someone overindulging, help them find an alternate way home than driving.

New Years Safety Tip #4. Stay in a group. If you are going out, you can’t go wrong with the buddy system. Wherever you will be bringing in the New Year make sure to stay with your group and be mindful of those around you. If you are walking home do not go alone.

Please stay safe this New Year’s Eve. We thank you for another great year and look forward to 2016.

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