Keeping New Year's Celebrations Safe

As 2013 draws to a close, many people are gearing up for a night of fun celebrations. With a little planning, you can keep your holiday safe. Follow these tips from the National Transportation Safety Board.

If you are hosting a New Year's Eve party, following a few simple rules could prevent a tragedy:

  • Plan ahead by naming a "designated driver." Make this your responsibility as the host.
  • Contact a local cab company to provide rides for your guests.
  • Serve non-alcoholic beverages as an option to your guests.
  • Stop serving alcohol to your guests several hours before the party ends.
  • Provide your guests with a place to stay overnight in your home.

If you are attending New Year's Eve parties and celebrations:

  • If you drink, don't drive.
  • Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before the party or celebration begins.
  • If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit, or get a sober friend or family member to come pick you up.
  • Or, stay where you are until you are sober.
  • Take the keys from someone if you think he/she is too impaired to drive.

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Alcohol-Free Celebrations

New Year's Celebrations don't have to include alcohol. A variety of organizations offer alcohol-free celebrations throughout the Kanawha Valley. One of the biggest celebrations is Charleston's Good Night Celebration, which offers a variety of musical performances at venues throughout Charleston. All performances are free. Full Schedule