New Years Eve Safety Tips

As New Year’s Eve approaches the Upper Marlboro Police Department ask residents to follow the below safety tips to ensure a Safe & Happy New Year:Image result for New Years eve clip art

Plan a Ride in Advance:
On average, driving accidents rise during the holidays, so it’s crucial to have a safe ride on a night when so many people are out and about. Don’t assume you’ll be able to hail a cab. Know your options in advance and decide whether you’ll take public transportation, use a ridesharing service or carpool with¬†your friends.

Plan for Guests’ Safety:
If you’re hosting a party, you’ll want to be sure your guests get home safely. One option might be to hire a driver for the evening to provide people a way to get home.

Don’t Use Fireworks or Firearms:
Discharging a firearm or setting off fireworks is illegal within the County.

Make a Plan with your Kids:
Set a reasonable curfew with your kids for their New Year’s Eve festivities. If they’re old enough to drive, be sure they understand the dangers of driving on the holiday. Encourage them to stay in one location instead of hopping from party to party.

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