newyearseveDec. 30, 2016 - Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety encourage county residents to welcome the New Year with 10 tips to ensure a safe and happy celebration.

“I'd like to wish all Westchester residents a wonderful New Year filled with love, happiness and health," said Astorino. "Most important of all, I encourage everyone to celebrate the New Year safely.”

The top 10 safety tips include:

  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Monitor your alcohol intake
  • Do not serve minors alcohol
  • Parents should be aware of their children's whereabouts
  • If possible, avoid driving between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve
  • When walking, use main roads. New Year’s Eve and day are among the most deadly days for pedestrians.
  • Travel with groups
  • Keep your phone charged so you are prepared in the event of an emergency
  • Be careful what you share on social media on New Year’s Eve
  • Dial 911 for emergencies and 211 if you need information

The Westchester County Police will have sobriety checkpoints on county-owned roads and highways on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit Westchester County’s Stop-DWI.