5 tips to a Safer Night this NYE

Tips to stay safe on new year's eve sydney harbour bridge

New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated nights of the year but with huge crowds out and about celebrating, it’s important to follow a few essential safety tips. Whether staying in with with family or hitting the town with a group of friends, read below for Signal Security’s top tips on keeping safe as the clock strikes 12!

1. Safety in Numbers

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Sticking together is a vital part of celebrating New Year’s Eve safely. This way friends and family members can look out for each other and when moving between different places, a quick head count never hurts!

2. Staying Alert

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Keeping alert and aware of your surroundings on New Year’s Eve will play a vital part in keeping you and your family and friends safe. If you feel threatened by someone acting strangely, leave immediately for new surroundings. It’s also important to keep an eye on your friends’ drinks when out. With huge masses of people at most venues, it’s easy for drinks to be tampered with, so keeping tabs on each other is essential.

3. Food & Drink

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Staying hydrated with water and making sure you’re drinking on a full stomach will keep you feeling better, for longer. Switch an alcoholic drink for a water every second drink as alcohol is dehydrating.

4. Public Transport

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Where possible, try to catch public transport on New Year’s Eve to keep traffic on the road at a minimum. Drunk-driving peaks on New Year’s Eve so stick to public transport or taxis.

5. Designating a Driver

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If your New Year’s Eve plans require driving, planning a designated driver is a must. This will ensure your group knows how they’re getting home and means the designated driver can prepare too.

The most important tip?

Have a great time and make sure you’re in the moment, enjoying the company of your friends, family, and potentially the rest of the city.

And of course, wishing you a Happy New Year from us here at Signal!