There’s a special magic in the air during the holiday season and what better way to head into the New Year than by spending those eight special nights with family and friends? Speaking of the New Year, just because it happens to fall on the same weekend as the final days of Hanukkah 2016, please don’t forget you need a plan to get home if you’ll be drinking alcohol to celebrate either (or both) occasions.
Hanukkah is about miracles, and for some, that means trusting the miracle of sober driving. For others, it means Star Wars gifts. Either way, this is the time to reflect on how we can each make the season a little brighter for each other. Considering the dramatic year we’ve just been through, there’s probably not a better time to make positive changes for the future.
Safety tips for a safe Hanukkah celebration:
- Have a plan for a safe ride home before you head out for the night.
- With eight nights to celebrate, you have ample opportunity to trade designated driver duties with friends and family members.
- Never, ever get into a vehicle with another person who has been drinking. Your safety matters.
Nobody wants to remember their holidays with a DUI arrest, and a car breathalyzer (ignition interlock) is no way to start the New Year (much less your vehicle). This season, take a moment to be thankful for all that you have in your life – your health, your family, and your friends. Then remember how easily that can all be taken from you if you try to drive after you’ve been drinking. The little miracles we all perform when we drive sober make a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others, and that’s pretty much what we all need this season – little miracles of brightness and cheer.