Lucy Hale’s debut single, “You Sound Good to Me,” is dropping on January 7th, and her New Year’s Eve advice sounds pretty good to us!
Yesterday, before all the celebrations, parties and countdowns started, Lucy Tweeted:
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Have fun, be safe…if you drink, pls don’t drive. And i Hope everyone has a hot New Years kiss. Cheers!
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) December 31, 2013
Lucy’s advice is just as good all year round. Big celebrations like New Year’s Eve might get the Champagne bottles popping, but whatever your drink of choice (IF you drink), and whatever the date, it’s vital to be careful with alcohol. Many adults drink from time to time, and it’s so important to be responsible, ’cause alcohol can be easy to abuse, and nobody wants that.
And one of the biggest things is to make sure you’re not driving if you’ve had anything to drink. Even having a little can affect your driving, and even if you feel you haven’t had enough to drink to make a diff, that might not actually be the case. It’s really better to be safe than sorry.
DoSomething.org lists off some alarming facts about drinking and driving, like the fact that on average 27 people die each day in the United States due to a drunk-driving crash. That means more than a person an hour. There’s also the reality that “For drivers under 21, the U.S. has a No Tolerance policy, which does not allow any alcohol to be in the blood system while behind the wheel. The consequences could include expensive fines, loss of license, or jail.”
We don’t want to scare you or bum you out, but we want you to know the facts about this important issue. Like Lucy, we just want you to be safe for this bright new year!
If you or a friend is worried about drinking or drug use, check out Half of Us for resources and tips on getting help.