Vias' Stef Willems advises those planning to drive to New Year’s Festivities to designate a driver that will abstain from alcohol throughout the evening/night. Alternatively a sleepover is always an option.
A tip for those hosting a New Year’s party is “Provide non-alcoholic alternatives that people enjoy drinking”.
If you have had one over the eight on New Year’s Eve Vias advises you to think twice about driving on New Year’s Day . Many people greatly underestimate how long alcohol remains in the blood. This can sometimes lead to them testing positive for drunk drive or worse still them being involved in an accident.
“Last year on New Year’s Day there were three accident in which the driver tested positive. Often this was not because they had been drinking that day, but the result of them drinking on New Year’s Eve.