AAA: Deadliest Day on the Road is New Year's Day

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

According to AAA New Year’s Day consistently ranks as the year’s deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities.

New Year’s Eve partygoers can do their part by heeding the following advice:

· Always plan ahead to designate a non-drinking driver before any party or celebration begins

· Never get behind the wheel of a car when you have been drinking alcohol – even after just one drink

· Never ride as a passenger in a car driven by someone who has been drinking alcohol – even after just one drink

· Do not hesitate to take the keys from friends or family members who may be impaired

· Call a taxi for a friend in need

· Be a responsible host in reminding guests to stay safe and always offer alcohol-free beverages

· If you encounter an impaired driver on the road, keep a safe distance and ask a passenger to call 911 (or pull over to a safe location to make the call yourself)

· Remember: prescription, over-the-counter medications and illegal drugs also can impair your ability to drive safely

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