Cinco de Mayo Safety Tips


Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration honoring the Mexican army’s victory over France in 1862. Today, millions of people spend the day celebrating Mexican culture and heritage by throwing parties, barbecues, and festivals. The Office of Traffic Safety views this holiday as one of the most festive days of the year.

Like many celebrations, this one involves a lot of alcoholic beverages, including margaritas and tequilas. The risk of drunk driving accidents escalates. Studies show drunk driving collisions killed 233 peoplefrom 2008 to 2012. It is an alarmingly high statistic that can be prevented.

Keep your Cinco de Mayo happy, fun and free of injuries by following these safety tips.

Alcohol-Related Safety Tips

  • Never leave your drink unattended
  • Remember to stay hydrated
  • Know your alcohol limit
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Have a designated driver or utilize ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft

Safety Tips for Hosting a Party

Sometimes, people don’t want to risk going to a bar or an event. They find it easier and more enjoyable to spend some time at a friend’s house or attend a house party. If you happen to be one of these people, it’s important to take all safety precautions.

If you’re having guests over this Cinco de Mayo, consider the following:

  • Have cab phone numbers available
  • Take keys from party guests
  • Arrange for guests to stay the night
  • Have first aid kits stocked
  • Make sure there is supervision around pools and BBQs

When you’re throwing a party, have a good time, but also stay safe. Hosts can be liable for harm that occurs to the guests on their property. Wherever you throw your party, be responsible.

Cinco de Mayo is a great day to celebrate Mexican culture with friends and family. But, if for whatever reason, you fall victim to an accident, do not wait to open an accident claim. At Bergener Mirejovsky, our personal injury lawyers are here to help you in your time of need. Call us at 1-800-881-2021 for a free review of your case any hour of the day.

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