New Year’s Eve Don'ts and Do’s

Dec 29, 2017

New Years Do's and Don'ts

Ringing in the new year can be a fun, memorable time celebrated with close family and friends! However, whether you opt to go out or stay in, there are a few precautions to consider to make it a safe holiday.

This is an occasion that calls for starting with the “Don’ts.” It’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous holidays as it pertains to drinking and driving, but the fatalities go down when the holiday falls on a weekday versus a weekend. Still, January 1st consistently ranks as the number one deadliest day of the year for passenger vehicles related to alcohol, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data. Same goes for pedestrians and bicyclists. Luckily, precautions are just as easily said as done, so give yourself no excuses to have a happy start to the new year!

DON’T...

  • Drink and drive
  • Leave your drinks unattended
  • Overindulge on alcoholic beverages
  • Travel alone
  • Leave candles burning
  • Operate fireworks
  • Skip dinner

Now for the green light and strongly recommended “Do’s.” When going out, do so in packs (never alone) and keep alert to the best of your ability. Keep an eye on your drink at all times (always holding it in your hand is the best bet), as you don’t know who’ll be lurking nearby to slip a foreign substance into it.


When celebrating at home, invite your guests to either stay with you or have designated drivers. Know your champagne bottle safety tips (see below) and be sure water is plentiful. Don’t forget about your pets who may run off in the presence of loud noises! When it’s time for bed, be sure to put out all flames - if you plan on drinking a lot, maybe avoid lighting any candles in the first place in case you forget later. Nobody’s New Year’s resolution involves a house fire, so we’re thinking better safe than sorry on this one!

DO…

  • Celebrate safely and moderately - stay alert
  • Stick together - bring friends to celebrations
  • Designate a driver or download the Uber or Lyft app
  • Remember your pets
  • Pop all champagne bottles away from people and keep it at 45 degrees for the safest uncorking
  • Pace yourself - alternate alcoholic beverages with water
  • Blow out your party candles and have working fire extinguishers nearby
  • Test your smoke detectors prior to your party for good measure

Most of us look forward to fresh beginning as the new year evokes an “out with the old and in with the new” outlook. Don’t ruin it by making poor choices. Here’s to happy and safe holiday cheer in the new year!



Category: Home Security


Loading Conversation
Back to Blogs

Category List


Tag List

Part Time Employment (1)
Event Services (2)
Boat Safety (1)
Cyber Monday Shopping (1)
Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips (1)
Children Safety Tips (1)
Business Safety (1)
burglar and fire alarms (1)
Home Security for Seniors (1)
Pet Owners (2)
Iowa – Per Mar Security Services (1)
Door-to-Door Scam (1)
Smart Home Automation (2)
Pet Safety Tips (2)
Burglary Prevention (3)
Staying Safe On Campus (1)
access control (2)
Marina Safety (1)
can-do attitude. Ronda Meyer (1)
Environmental Monitoring (4)
Summer Vacation Tips (1)
Holiday Shopping (1)
named Sara Schwarz a 2017 President’s Award recipient. The President’s Award recognizes those employees who made a noticeable (1)
Senior Citizen Safety (1)
Home Security (3)
Bath Safety (1)
Door Security (1)
Halloween Safety (1)
Daylight Saving Time (1)
Video Surveillance System (1)
Doorbell Camera (1)
Prevent Retail Theft (1)
received the award for her exceptional customer service and positive (1)
nominated Schwarz (1)
Child Safety (1)
Poison Prevention (1)
Security Systems (1)
Per Mar Security Services is the largest (1)
Video Surveillance (1)
Power Outages (1)
Remote Access (2)
Saving Energy (1)
full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2 (1)
Business Fire Safety Tips (1)
and helped to implement Vantage Point to improve the efficiency of our cash posting process. She has a can-do attitude and is a pleasure to have on our team!” About Per Mar Security Services Established in 1953 (1)
DIY Security System (1)
School Safety Tips (1)
Monitored Security Systems (1)
Prevent Security Cameras From Being Hacked (1)
Home Security Systems (6)
Customer Sevice Tips (1)
Prevent Burglars (1)
investigative services and background checks. For more information about Per Mar Security Services (1)
Spring Cleaning Tips (1)
Pre-Employment Screening (2)
Fire Alarms (1)
Background Checks (2)
Window Security (1)
Business Security Trends (1)
Emergency Contact List (2)
Flu Prevention (1)
Travel Safety Tips (1)
Online Security (1)
Per Mar Security (1)
Monitored CO Detectors (1)
Winter Home Fires (1)
Traveling for the Holidays (1)
Home Security Trends (1)
Vice President/Controller and Lori Ryden (1)
Business Security (5)
Medical Alert Devices (1)
“Sara has such a positive attitude and is a huge asset to our Accounting Department. Sara faces challenges and large projects with ease. She is constantly going above and beyond to help her co-workers (1)
Per Mar Careers (1)
Careers (1)
Case Study (1)
Security Cameras (4)
Socia Media (1)
Earth Day (3)
Driving Safe (1)
Payroll Supervisor (1)
family-owned (1)
Business Security Tips (1)
Food Safety Tips (1)
College Campus Safety (2)
Property Managers (1)
Building Security (1)
Energy Saving Tips Business (1)
Protecting Your Business (1)
Carbon Monoxide Detectors (1)
Energy Saving Tips Home (1)
a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport (1)
Travel Safety (1)
Monitored Fire Alarms (1)
Fire Safety (4)
Video Doorbell (1)
Vacation Security (1)
Fire Inspections (1)
summer jobs (1)
Total Connect (1)
Home Safety Tips (1)
Small Businesses (1)
Event Security (1)
significant impact to our organization in 2017. Schwarz (1)
Personal Safety (3)
operating in 22 branch locations and 19 satellite locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services (1)
Payroll/Cash Applications Specialist (1)
Flood Monitoring (1)
and builds strong relationships with her payroll branches to ensure customer satisfaction. Sara is also an integral part of the cash applications team (1)
Monitored Smoke Alarms (1)
Home Safety (3)
Workplace Safety (1)
Shopping Online (1)
Home Security Cameras (1)
Home Safety During Winter (1)
Investigative Services (1)
New Year's Safety (1)
Video Verification (1)
alarm monitoring (1)
Fire Safety Tips (2)
Home Automation (1)
saying (1)
Restaurant Safety Tips (1)
IA (1)

Archive