Are you planning on attending a New Year’s Eve celebration this week? With the holiday falling close to the weekend, many will be out and about, ringing in the New Year joyously. If you plan on attending an adult affair, it’s important to remember that the holidays can be a dangerous one if you aren’t careful.
Have you ever heard gun shots ring out on New Year’s Eve? If you have, you know that it isn’t uncommon for people to shoot guns into the air as a way to welcome the New Year. What many people don’t think about is where that bullet ends up. A bullet can travel up to 2 miles into the air and plummet back to the earth at up to 700 feet per second. If that bullet hits someone, it could very well kill them.
Fireworks are dangerous. Whenever you shoot them off, you run the risk of injuring yourself or others nearby. Leave the pyrotechnics in the hands of the professionals. If you want to see fireworks on New Year’s Eve, head out to a show and keep them out of your backyard.
Drinking and driving, which we will get to in a moment, is not the only way that alcohol hurts people on the holiday. Alcohol poisoning is a danger any time of year, but especially on New Year’s Eve. When you are out celebrating, be sure to pace yourself and know how many drinks you have had. If you begin to feel ill or like you may pass out, let someone know immediately.
Now onto what is probably the most widely thought of danger on the holiday. It should go without saying, but if you have had anything to drink, avoid getting behind the wheel. Not only do you run the risk of hurting others, but if you are charged with a DUI, you will be spending the first months of the New Year defending yourself in court.
If you are celebrating this weekend, do so safely. Keep these dangers in mind as you head out to your parties. Start the New Year in a healthy way.
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