New year’s Eve 2014 is upon us, and in the Los Angeles area, there are going to be a slew of celebrations and parties. Whether it’s a friend or family member inviting you to into their homes, or you plan to go out and celebrate at a public function, remember to stay safe and act responsibly.

Every year, there is a spike in DUI related arrests and accidents all over Southern California’s highways. As such, from Riverside County, to Ventura, San Bernardino and beyond, law enforcement will be keeping an extremely sharp eye out for any motorist exhibiting signs of possible intoxication.

Let’s face it; consuming alcohol is part and parcel of the New Year’s Eve celebration for the majority of us. While there is nothing wrong with this in and of itself, where people tend to make their biggest mistake is when they consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car. Making this mistake could result in losing your license, your freedom, or your life.

Planning ahead is a surefire way to avoid what could potentially be the biggest mistake of your life. Here are a few ideas that might help you out:

  • If you have a friend that either doesn’t drink, or is willing to refrain from it on New Year’s Eve, have him or her act as your designated driver.
  • If you’re going to be out and about, why not get a motel room within reasonable walking distance from where you’re going to be? If you have a few friends with you, you can split the cost!
  • For those who will be at someone’s home, why not ask the host if you can stay over? If you really want to, you can even offer to help clean up after the party. I’m sure they’ll love the assistance.
  • On the other hand, if you’re going to be entertaining, why not let your guests know ahead of time that they can stay over if they’ve had to much to drink? Often, individuals will not want to ask to stay over and risk imposing on their host. As a result, they will attempt to drive home while intoxicated instead. If they know ahead of time that it’s okay to stay over, it could mean the difference between life and death.

Regardless of where you go or what you do, remember to have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve from all of us at Adventure Bail Bonds!