NEW YEAR’S EVE: Resolve to have safe celebration

For many, tonight is one of celebration as we gather with friends and family to celebrate the end of 2018 and the start of 2019. We have lots of memories — and hopes as we prepare for the new year.

But, if planning to be out and about, remember to play it safe.

“If you have celebrated a little too much at a holiday party or out with family and friends and you can’t safely and responsibly operate your vehicle, please don’t,” notes the Dunkirk Police Department. “Be a designated driver, find a designated driver or call a taxi. If you really care you won’t let your friends or loved ones operate a vehicle or get into a vehicle when you know that it can’t be done safely and responsibly.

“Please take the needed steps to avoid the senseless tragedies that occur on our highways as a result of drinking and driving or reckless operation.”

That’s one way to make it a happy new year.