Hit FM's NYE safety tips.

Stay safe and have fun this NYE.

Hit FM's NYE safety tips.

• Use public transport or ride sharing services where possible and be patient with other commuters waiting for these services;

• Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. If you feel threatened or find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, leave immediately and go to a place where you feel safe;

• Trust your instincts and recognise warning signs;

• Develop a network of people who will assist you in an emergency and let them know where you are going and when you are likely to return;

• Look after your friends;

• Consider the necessity of the items you are carrying in your handbag or wallet, and try to keep valuables to a minimum.
Safety tips for those planning on drinking on New Year’s Eve:

• Plan ahead as to how many drinks you will have and stick to the plan by monitoring your drinking;

• Book a ride home with a taxi or ride sharing service or designate a driver to ensure you and your friends get home safely;

• Eat before and during drinking;

• Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at a sensible pace;

• Avoid mixing drinks and finish each drink before you have another;

• Get involved in other activities, for example playing pool or dancing;

• Do not leave drinks unattended;

• Only accept drinks from people you trust. Watch the staff members as they make your drink; and

• If someone offers to buy you a drink, go up to the bar with that person and accept the drink there.

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