As you’re planning your Independence Day celebration be sure to factor in safety. July 4 is one of the deadliest days of the year for drunk driving. If you’re planning to host a party, here are some ways to keep your guests safe.
- Offer alcohol-free drinks and plenty of food.
- Make it about more than just drinking. Plan games and activities that do not involve alcohol but that will keep people entertained.
- Create an atmosphere that encourages responsible drinking. Ask your guests how they’re getting home. Offer them a place to stay for the night or help them call a ride if they shouldn’t be driving.
- If you have to, take their keys. It’s better to deal with an angry friend than a dead friend.
You’ve probably heard “don’t drink and drive” for as long as you can remember but no matter how often it gets said, it still happens. Don’t be a statistic this July 4. Don’t drink and drive.