Ring In The New Year In Style And Safety!

Happy New Year backgroundNew Year’s Safety Tips

As the New Year approaches, it is time to start planning for the celebrations. Whether you are hosting or attending a party or just celebrating with your family, keep these safety tips in mind for a safe start to 2015.

Drinking Safety: 

  • Do not set your drink down anywhere to prevent someone from tampering with it.
  • Eat starchy foods before and while you drink to slow the absorption of alcohol into your system.
  • Alternate between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to make sure you stay hydrated.

Driving Safety: 

  • This may be common sense, but do not drink and drive.
  • If you are too impaired to drive, have a designated driver or hire a taxi to take you home safely.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. With all the added people on the road, driving is more dangerous. Plus, while you may not be drinking and driving, other people might be.

Hosting Safety: 

  • Plan ahead and name a designated driver or contact a local cab company to make sure all your guests get home safe.
  • Consider providing your guests a place to stay overnight in your home.
  • Stop serving alcohol to your guests several hours before the party ends to give them a chance to sober up before they leave.
  • Monitor the alcohol intake of your guests to prevent them from drinking too much and getting alcohol poisoning.

Keep these various safety tips in mind to celebrate the start of the 2015-year safely! Contact The Insurance Shop in White Bear Lake for all of your Minnesota insurance needs. Let us protect you with a great policy that will keep you safe for the New Year.