December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve can be dangerous. Everyone is drinking and partying and criminals will look for any chance to take advantage of that. So follow these tips to keep you and your family safe this New Year's Eve.
Dont let your guard down. Holidays, including New Years Eve, are not an excuse to throw caution to the wind. Be careful not to leave your drink unattended and dont become intoxicated.
Stay in groups or use the buddy system you are more likely to become a target if you are alone. Select a place to meet should you get separated, and check that your buddy got home safely at the end of the night.
Have a plan for how you will get home. Dont find yourself stranded!
Dont use the festive atmosphere as an excuse to do something you wouldnt normally do or put yourself in an unsafe situation.
While out, be careful what you post online. Dont alert others that you are not at home.
The beaten path is the better path. Dont take short cuts and familiarize yourself with the area before heading out.
Take extra precautions. StreetSafe is a new mobile personal security system that uses your smart phones GPS technology to instantly connect to help before a situation turns into an emergency. Street Safes Walk with Me service offers a live connection to a professional Safety Advisor to keep you safe when walking in unfamiliar or threatening surroundings and instant access to 911 if needed.
Happy New Year!
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