My mother always warned not to go out on New Year's Eve, because -- as only she could put it -- that's when "all the drunks are on the road."
She certainly had a point. A little common sense is in order. Here is a quick list of New Year's Eve safety do' s and don't s.
1. Don't drink and drive.
2. Drive defensively.
3. Be careful when handling fireworks.
4. Never, ever fire a gun into the air.
5. Keep your pets indoors.
Happy New Year!