Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season

Utilize These Tips for Safe Transportation

‘Tis the season for celebrations to abound. With an office party, friend’s bash, or community holiday event seemingly every other night, there are nearly constant opportunities to drain some eggnog and dance the evening away. The holiday season is a time of year when driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges skyrocket, so be aware that police officers are on the lookout for the signs of drunk driving this month. To keep your holiday season merry and bright, implement these safety tips.

  • Before you leave the house, make a plan to get back home. That can mean designating a driver who will opt for non-alcoholic drinks that night (or offering to be the designated driver yourself), saving the number of a cab company, or downloading a rideshare/taxi service application like Uber on your smartphone.
  • Investigate local public transportation options. Just because your city does not have a metro does not mean it does not offer other services like a courtesy shuttle or community trolley.
  • Do not hesitate to report drunk drivers on the road. Make a note of their license plate number and pull over safely to let the police know. It may add a couple of minutes to your evening drive, but you could save a life.
  • If you notice that a friend has had one too many mugs of mulled wine, kindly but firmly explain that you will help them find a ride home. If they resist, do them a favor by taking their keys so they will not put themselves and others in danger.

To protect you and your loved ones this holiday season, Jack Stone Insurance Agency in Brentwood, California offers exceptional auto insurance. Contact us today to get the coverage you need to ring in a protected New Year!

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