New Year’s Eve Safety Tips from Cleveland Police #NYECLE

New Year’s Eve Safety Tips from Cleveland Police

NYE Safety Recap:

Don’t drink and drive.

We can’t say this enough.  Choose a designated driver prior to heading out for the evening or consider using public transportation.

RTA offers many convenient options including:  Rapid service, Rapids will run on the Blue, Green and Red Line through the overnight hours Dec 31 through Jan 1. Park for FREE at many RTA stations close to your house and avoid downtown all together (they have 8,000 spots!), buy a $5 All-Day Pass and leave the driving to RTA.  There are also several 24/7 bus lines including the #22, #26 & the HealthLine.  Call the RTAnswerline for your route: 216.621.9500.

Put your junk in your trunk.

Thefts from vehicles are crimes of opportunity.  Removing valuable items from the passenger area of your vehicle significantly decreases your chances of becoming a victim of these types of crimes.

Don’t shoot your neighbor.

What goes up must come down.  Celebratory gunfire and fireworks are both illegal and dangerous.  When a firearm is discharged, the bullet will travel a path until it strikes someone or something. Not only can someone get hurt, it is illegal to discharge a firearm in the city of Cleveland (Codified Ordinance 627.20).

Don’t act a fool.

Ringing in the New Year is fun for many but not everyone chooses to celebrate the same way.  Respect your neighbors; if you plan a house party, keep music at an appropriate level.  Respect the directions provided by law enforcement officers.  Ordnances regarding Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication will be enforced.

Follow us on Twitter during tonight’s events.  # CLErocksNYE, #NYECLE.  For information regarding the events on Public Square, please visit the Ohio Homecoming page.