CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s that time of year, when more people are celebrating the season with family, friends, and co-workers; and police are reminding you to play it safe.
Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller said the key to safe partying is to plan ahead. Figure out ahead of time how you’re going to get home; whether it’s by cab, designated driver, or some other way.
Miller said people are getting the message about drunk driving, and police are seeing fewer impaired drivers, although many people still risk injuring or killing themselves or others.
“‘I’m just on my way home’ is a common response we hear from people. ‘I’m close to my house.’ ‘I didn’t think it would have this effect on me, or impair my driving,’’ Miller said.