New Year’s Eve celebrations are some of the most anticipated events of the year. They are often the most exciting parties of the season. They are also wrought with dangers that many people don’t consider. There is a reason that law enforcement officials, fire fighters and hospitals brace themselves for this time of year.
It’s not unusual for people to shoot off guns on New Year’s Eve. Sadly, many people are injured by this gun fire every year. According to police, a bullet fired in the air can travel upwards of two miles before falling back to the earth. Speeds when a bullet is falling can reach up to 700 feet per second. This is fast enough to allow a bullet to penetrate the body, killing someone.
- Drinking and Driving
It stands to reason that people drink on the holiday. They also drive. One of the most dangerous nights to be on the road is New Year’s Eve. If you are attending a party, plan on spending the night or arranging for a sober ride home.
Drinking and driving is not the only danger to consuming alcohol on the holiday. Be sure to pace yourself. Alcohol poisoning is one of the leading causes of hospital visits on New Year’s Eve. Keep track of the drinks you are consuming and stop when you should. Continuing to have “just one more” can lead to a dangerous level of alcohol in your system.
Aside from the 4th of July, New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular nights of the year to blow of fireworks. If you want to avoid injury due to fireworks, leave them in the hands of professionals. Attend a fireworks show…do no blow them off yourself in your own backyard.
New Year’s Eve does not have to be a dangerous holiday. With a little bit of common sense, you can celebrate safely. Keep these injuries in mind when you head out to your celebrations.
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