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In this three-part series, we will explore the ways in which to stay safe this holiday season. We will begin our series by tackling the issue of drinking and driving at holiday parties.
Follow these steps in order to protect your guests
Spot Check Guests
Ask guests if they have a designated driver in the event they had had too much to drink. It’s one of the simplest rules to follow, but also one of the most effective in keeping people safe on the roads and a way to help mitigate the liability on your part. If you feel someone should not be driving and they insist on going home, call a taxi for them instead of allowing them to take the risk of driving home.
Have Driving Services Available
Have them readily available ahead of time is important. Prices can be up to ten times a normal fare during surge pricing. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft will have surge pricing fares that are 6 times the normal price at 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. To get a cheaper ride, passengers should request a Taxi, Lyft or Uber car as soon as the ball drops at midnight, or wait until prices drop around 3 a.m.
Serving Occasional Libations
Offer plenty of non-alcoholic drinks. While many guests may want to enjoy the holidays with an alcoholic drink, offer non-alcoholic drinks as an option.
Also, offer food if you’re offering alcohol. Drinking on an empty stomach can cause a person to become intoxicated faster especially people who are smaller and weigh less they will feel the effects of alcohol more. Serving food along with drinks can help deter guests from over-indulging on alcohol alone.