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Staying Safe On New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is a festive evening to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. However, “compared to an average night on the weekend, there are 71% more crashes with drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor between December 31st at 6pm and January 1st at 6am.”

New Year’s Eve is known to be one of the most dangerous holidays of the year regarding impaired driving. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “[b]etween Christmas and New Year’s, 40% of deadly crashes involve drunk drivers,” which is an alarming statistic for anyone planning on being on the roads that evening.

It is important to spread awareness about the dangers of impaired driving on New Year’s Eve, as well as offer solutions to help prevent accidents and save lives. For one, if you suspect that you are impaired, always find an alternative way home, such as a ride-sharing app or a sober driver.

Secondly, Otorize offers an additional solution which is our impairment test on the test Otorize app. Prior to drinking or consuming impairment-causing substances, download the Otorize app and take the quick baseline test. You can then use the app to test for impairment at any time, whether you are connected to the internet or not.

Otorize offers instant, scientifically-backed impairment results in order to keep you and loved ones safe during the holidays. Be safe and have fun! Happy New Year from the Otorize team.



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