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New Year's Eve Safety Tips

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New Year's Eve is upon us, and folks on the High Plains are gearing up to ring in 2020. But, this is also one of the most dangerous nights of the year as binge drinking and drunk driving have been rampant on New Year's across the country.

Here, courtesy of the Huffington Post, are some safety tips to ensure you have a pleasant night without going overboard.

First off, don't drink and drive. January 1st has been shown to have the highest incidence of alcohol-related highway deaths of any day of the year. So, have a sober friend to drive you home, or call a cab or an Uber.

Second, aim to drink no more than one drink per hour. This will ensure that your body can keep up with the alcohol toxins.

And third, stay hydrated--try to drink a glass of water between every drink. This will take the edge off of any hangover, and it will also keep you from getting too intoxicated in the first place.