When I was old enough to drive, my parents had one firm rule about New Year’s Eve: I was not to be on the roads that night. It was understood that wherever I started, I would stay. My friends and I usually ended up hanging at my place since my mom had the best snacks.

Now that I’m a mother, I completely understand my parents’ fears and still avoid driving on New Year’s Eve. These do’s and don’t’s for safe New Years Eve fun have become family staples, and I hope they keep you and yours safe each and every new year!