While New Year’s is a time of reflection on the previous year and celebrating the new year at hand, it is also one of the most dangerous times for some. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 384 people may die on U.S. roads this New Year’s Day holiday. We here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to help you celebrate safely and provide you with a few tips to remember this New Year’s.
- Drive Safely
Holidays traditionally are a time of travel for families across the United States. Many choose car travel, but holiday celebrations often involve alcohol consumption, which statistics say is involved in over 50% of motor-vehicle crashes on New Years Day. So be sure to plan your travel options ahead of time, check out local Sober Ride programs, use public transportation, and bring only what you need such as identification, money, and one credit card.
- Drink Safely
It may sound strange but a projectile champagne cork can be unsafe. It is suggested to use the “45 Rule” when drinking bubbly such as Champagne and that is to chill champagne to 45 degrees F, and hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle away from yourself and others when ready to open.
- Celebrate Safely
If you will be celebrating with fireworks or firearms, be sure to check your local regulations regarding personal use of fireworks. If you decide to use legal fireworks, keep children and pets away from the area, keep a bucket of water ready, and never attempt to re-light a firework that did not go off the first time. If your culture participates in the tradition of celebratory gunfire at midnight, remember that it is illegal and people have died because of such action. So leave all firearms safely locked inside during the celebration.
As you plan your holiday celebration remember that it comes with responsibility as well, and be sure to follow the above tips so you can celebrate safely. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us at Safety Solutions and Supply or give us a call here at 866-537-2262 and let one of our professionals help you.
Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)