Three ways to stay safe on a night out…

From Victoria Police

Three ways to stay safe on a night out…

1) Plan your night.

Take take your ID, phone and enough money for transport and food. Make sure you have safe transport to and from the venue before leaving. Nominate a designated driver if necessary. Check public transport times before leaving so you don’t have to wait at the platform. Consider using the NightRider bus or taxi. Tell friends or family where you are going and when you will be home. Keep them updated.

2) Drink safely.

You are more vulnerable to violence and accidents when you’re have too much to drink. Drink within your limits. Eat substantial food before and while drinking. Drink slowly and drink water throughout the night. Never mix alcohol and drugs. If you can’t remember how many drinks you’ve had, it’s time to slow down.

3) Take care of your friends.

Stop your friends from getting into fights. Walk away from dangerous or conflict situations and take your friends with you. Don’t leave friends alone with somebody they’ve just met. Recognise when a friend has had too much to drink. Never leave someone who is drunk or passed out – get them immediate medical help.

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