Stay Safe This New Year’s Eve

by Staff Blogger | December 27th, 2016

The presents are opened, the relatives have gone home, and another Christmas is officially in the books, though the holiday season is not over yet. New Year’s Eve comes this Saturday, which means San Francisco is gearing up for a celebration to remember. Although a favorite holiday, New Year’s Eve can be a dangerous time to be out on the road. Everyone knows that driving under the influence is a bad idea, but did you know you could be unfit to drive this New Year’s Eve without consuming an ounce of alcohol? According to a recent study, driving fatigued (with too little sleep) is just as dangerous as driving drunk. Shocked? So were we, but it’s true. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently concluded that driving sleep-deprived is the equivalent of driving after consuming 3-4 alcoholic drinks. Given the mad rush we’ve all just experienced leading up to Christmas, it’s safe to assume that there will be plenty of folks in San Francisco who are sleep deprived this New Year’s Eve. Thankfully, there are a number of alternatives to getting behind the wheel this New Year’s Eve. From public transportation to ride-sharing services, you have no excuse for driving under the influence or sleep deprived. The car accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers would love to wake up on New Year’s Day to discover that accidents in the San Francisco area overnight were fewer than last year. We plan to do our part. We hope you’ll do the same.