It’s New Year’s Eve 2020, which is typically one of the biggest party days of the year as everyone rings in a new year.
But, once again health officials are urging everyone celebrate smart and avoid large gatherings during the pandemic.
Local law enforcement said they will be busy working to keep everyone safe who those who choose to go and celebrate.
Suffolk County, New York Police explain that extra patrols will be out tonight looking out for drunk drivers and for those who are caught there are serious consequences.
“It’s a very deep hole that you have to dig yourself out of because you lose your license typically for a year,” they said. “So being able to get your license back and figuring out how to get to work when you don’t have a license. Then if you drive with a suspended license you’re digging yourself deeper in that hole.”
Police add that drivers can also be financially responsible if they cause a crash under the influence.
The weather may also become a factor this year as well.
According to AAA , the odds of getting in a car accident on New Year’s Eve skyrockets because there are more drunk drivers on the road.
They say during the holidays, more drivers are alcohol impaired because of the parties.
AAA said more pedestrians are killed on New Year’s Day than any other day of the year.
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Have a Safe, Wonderful Holiday and New Year’s Eve Celebration without Incarceration: Avoid a DWI/DUI on the “Amateur Night” known as New Years Eve.
For people of all ages, New Year’s Eve plans are often last-minute arrangements. This uncertainty can lead to reckless decisions that end in disaster, like driving without a designated driver. This year, make your first New Year’s resolution to plan a SMART and safe celebration for you and your friends. Avoid jail, fines and probation and/or prison. The cops are out! Arrest rates, car crashes and fatalities go up exponentially.
Consider the following tips:
Don’t DRIVE DRUNK:
Arrange for a sober driver. If you’re planning to hit several locations in town, designate a sober driver for the evening and make sure this generous friend is compensated for his sacrifice. Paying for food, non-alcoholic drinks, gas, parking…and anything else you can give…these are the least the partying passengers should do….and you know it’s the right thing to do.
Or, use a rideshare service. Download apps and create accounts for several rideshare services before you head out. Remember to request a ride well before you plan to leave a location, as these services are sure to be busy on New Year’s Eve…the Amature night!
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