New Years Safety

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Years Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. Dr. Edward Hill gives some tips on how to stay safe this New Years Eve in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Many people celebrate New Years Eve with friends and family, and alcohol is sometimes included in the party. In some cases, the joy and revelry turns into tragedy as people who have had too much to drink make an ill-advised decision to drive.

Alcohol impairs judgment and slows your reaction time. If youre driving, it can be deadly.

Someone is killed in an alcohol-related crash every half hour. Be responsible this New Years Eve and avoid driving if you have been drinking.

Make the following New Years commitments:

Try a sober New Years party. You just might have more fun

If you plan to drink, pre-arrange a sober driver

Arrange transportation for all your drinking friends at the party. What better gift can you give them?

Remind everyone to buckle up as they get into their car.

Following these simple rules will help make sure your celebration does not turn into a tragedy.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.