Excise Taxes Due - Thursday, March 5th
Holliston High School Pops Concerts March 13 and 15
March 5,6pm – 8pm, Prana Center presents Heidi
*** Shovel Your Nearest Hydrant ***

HPD Tips for a Safe New Year's Eve

by Sgt. Matthew Waugh
December 31, 2013

The Holliston Police Department would like everyone to have a fun and, more importantly, a safe New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  For this reason, we would like to pass on a few tips to assist in making the holiday a successful one.

The Holliston Police Department would like everyone to have a fun and, more importantly, a safe New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  For this reason, we would like to pass on a few tips to assist in making the holiday a successful one.

 

1.       Do not drink and drive!

     Everyone knows not to drink and drive, but it can never be said enough. All it takes is one stupid decision and lives can be changed forever. Nationwide, the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads. According to the NHTSA in 2011, 760 people lost their lives as a result of drunk-driving-related crashes during the month of December.  Drinking and driving endangers yourself, your passengers, and those on the road around you. Throughout the state, extra patrols will be deployed for the specific goal of countering drunk driving.

Plan Ahead and Never Drink and Drive

·       Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.

·        If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving.  Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.

·        If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

·        Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.

·        If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life. 

Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

2.               Wear your seatbelt. 

     Simply stated, there is no easier thing you can do that provides the greatest chance that you survive a crash.

 

3.               Stay alert and plan ahead.

 

·         Be prepared.  Whether you are staying home, visiting friends, or heading into the city plan ahead.  Watch the weather, be prepared for winter driving conditions and decide on your best methods of travel.

·         Be aware.  Know that criminals seek out large crowds and easy targets, like intoxicated people.  Know where you are and where you are going.  Keep track of your money and other valuables.

·         Be a hard target.  Protect yourself and your property.  If leaving your house or car, lock the doors.  Keep valuables out of sight.  If leaving your house for extended periods of time, make it look like someone is there.  Request vacation checks of your property, a service provided by the Department.

 

4.               Have fun!

 

Enjoy your time with friends and family and celebrate the successes of the past year and the excitement of the future.  We at the Department wish you all a safe, happy, and successful New Year

 

Posted in Police/Fire, Comments, News.

E-mail This Article

Comments (1)

Thank you HPD for all that you do. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!

- Jean | 12/31/13 12:25 PM

Advertisement

Advertisement

Recent Articles by Sgt. Matthew Waugh:

126 Law Enforcement Fatalities Nationwide in 2014

I hope you are all doing well and had an enjoyable holiday season. Unfortunately, our family of brother and sister officers from around the country has had to deal with mourning and loss over this past month.

Continue ...

Overnight parking ban lifted during the Christmas/New Year holiday

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Overnight Parking Ban Lifted - Temporarily

Weather permitting the Police Department, with the consent of the Town, has decided to lift the overnight parking ban on the streets in Town during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Continue ...

Holliston Awarded Grant to Purchase Carseats

Today the Holliston Police Department announced that they will receive $2,000 from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to provide carseats to families in need.

Continue ...

2014 August/Labor Day Crackdown

Holliston Police Department Launches Intensive Crackdown on Impaired Driving Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

[Comments:3]

Continue ...

Advertisement

Recent Articles in Police/Fire:

HPD/HFC Media Conference: February 26, 2015

by Paul Saulnier

HPD announces the anticipated start of the 2nd Citizens Police Academy as well as the Summer Junior Police Academy and the HFD provids safety tips from the Office of the State Fire Marshall on the use of candles in the home.

Continue ...

Police Log: February 23 - March 1, 2015

by Paul Saulnier

He was was just waiting for Bazels to open, and the occupancy rate at the Greybar Hotel is up significantly. Not sure why but its definately not due to the gourmet chef. On a serious note, remember to pull over and slow down when you see the flashing lights of an ambulance or police car approaching.

Continue ...

Fire Quickly Extinguished

by Bobby Blair

Continue ...

Roof Collapses on Lowland Street

by Bobby Blair

Chief Cassidy's press release added February 27, 2015

[Comments:2]

Continue ...

Police Log: February 15 - 21, 2015

by Paul Saulnier

Sixteen crashes reported this week. Remember when New Englanders bragged about how they could drive safely in the snow? Always be the last one on your street to clear the end of your driveway.

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Advertisement