Washington Police Advise Driving In Right Lane on New Year’s
One of the most dangerous nights to be on the road is New Year's Eve.
If you don't have to travel on New Year's Eve, don't.
Tip To Stay Safe On New Year's Eve In Washington State
If you do have to travel, there is one piece of advice the Washington State Police would like to share with you.
Why Do I Need To Be Extra Cautious On New Year's Eve?
Drunk Drivers are on the roadways and so you'll want to be extra cautious when driving.
If you are going to a party, experts say the best time to leave is right after midnight when the ball drops.
You'll be less likely to encounter a drunk driver because the odds are they are still drinking until the bars close down.
New Year's In Washington State Is Also Deadly For Pedestrians
New Year's Eve is also one of the most dangerous times to be a pedestrian.
Police advise that if you are walking, stay on pedestrian paths and observe traffic laws; only cross at crosswalks and try to remain in well-lit areas.
If you are out on the roadways, here is a tip that I got from a police friend, and that is to stay in the furthest right lane if you traveling on the interstate.
Here's How To Safe When You Encounter A Drunk Driver
The odds are that if a drunk driver is coming down the highway, the odds are that they'll be going the wrong way in your left lane the furthest from you.
If you do see an impaired driver this New Year's Eve, make sure you call 911 or contact your local Police Department right away.
No one wants anything bad to happen on New Year's Eve so the better prepared you are for anything, the safer you'll be.