Stay safe on your festive party night
The 2018 party season is almost upon us.
And while it’s all good fun catching up and socialising with family and friends, Police Scotland is asking everyone to take a few minutes to plan ahead when out and about to ensure that they have a fun and safe Christmas.
Here are some tips that could help prevent your night from ending badly:
•Plan your Christmas night out – charge your mobile, remember to take it with you and think about how you’ll get home.
•Book a taxi from a reputable company or arrange for a family member or friend to pick you up.
•If drinking alcohol, be sensible about how much you consume. A drunk person is a far easier target for a criminal.
•Don’t leave your drinks unattended
•Stick with friends – don’t leave a night out on your own or with strangers.
•Take care of each other and make sure you all get home safely.
•Stay safe on your journey home - never take isolated short cuts. Keep to busy areas and on public transport, sit where there are lots of other people. If you’re using a taxi, make sure it’s licensed.
•Drivers should be mindful that partygoers, particularly those under the influence of alcohol can step out/stagger onto the road without warning. Slow down when in crowded areas.
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