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We’re all out to have fun this weekend, here are a few tips to make sure your long weekend doesn’t cost you. 1. Use A Designated Driver If you’re planning on drinking over the Labor Day weekend, make sure you plan ahead for a sober driver. This may mean you need to spend a bit more time before you go out, you’ll be thankful you did when you get home safe. Don’t forget to pay for gas, food, and non-alcoholic beverages for your driver, they will be more likely to do it again this way! The same topic goes for boating and drinking; make sure you have planned a sober captain. Alcohol is the leading cause of boater deaths in Colorado. On top of being dangerous for the driver, everyone else on board will be at an increased risk. Don’t be fooled in to thinking you can drink and drive on the water. 2. Know The Law If you’re planning on using marijuana this weekend, make sure you know the laws about transporting, sharing, and using cannabis in public areas. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse! Alcohol laws in city and national parks are another set of laws you’ll want to be familiar with. Don’t get caught with something that will result in a ticket. 3. Play It Safe Don’t put yourself in a situation and end up regretting the outcome; don’t drink that extra drink, don’t stray too far from the trails, and stay alert of your surroundings. While you’re out and about this holiday weekend, use your best judgment to make smart decisions. 4. Drink Water! If you’re drinking alcohol make sure you drink water; 1:1 is the ideal ratio. Don’t let dehydration ruin your weekend because you drank beer all day and forgot your H2O. If you’re in the high country, this goes double for you! Especially when alcohol is in the mix. The high altitude can take a toll in the form of nausea, headaches, sleeplessness, and loss of appetite. 5. Use The Buddy System Whether you’re hiking in the high country or going to a concert at Red Rocks, it’s always smart to have someone to watch your back. And if your plans start to get scrambled, it’s nice to have someone to help you stay comfortable. You also won’t have to take solo selfies all weekend! Roll with the punches, and make the best out of every situation.

5 Ways To Stay Out Of Trouble This Labor Day Weekend

We’re all out to have fun this weekend; here are a few tips to make sure your long weekend doesn’t cost you.

  1. Use A Designated Driver

If you’re planning on drinking over the Labor Day weekend, make sure you plan ahead for a sober driver. This may mean you need to spend a bit more time before you go out; you’ll be thankful you did when you get home safe. Don’t forget to pay for gas, food, and non-alcoholic beverages for your driver; they will be more likely to do it again this way!

The same topic goes for boating and drinking; make sure you have planned a sober captain. Alcohol is the leading cause of boater deaths in Colorado. On top of being dangerous for the driver, everyone else on board will be at an increased risk. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can drink and drive on the water.

  1. Know The Law

If you’re planning on using marijuana this weekend, make sure you know the laws about transporting, sharing, and using cannabis in public areas. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse!

Alcohol laws in cities and national parks are another set of laws you’ll want to be familiar with. Don’t get caught with something that will result in a ticket.

  1. Play It Safe

Don’t put yourself in a situation and end up regretting the outcome; don’t drink that extra drink, don’t stray too far from the trails, and stay alert of your surroundings. While you’re out and about this holiday weekend, use your best judgment to make smart decisions.

  1. Drink Water!

If you’re drinking alcohol, make sure you drink water; 1:1 is the ideal ratio. Don’t let dehydration ruin your weekend because you drank beer all day and forgot your H2O.

If you’re in the high country, this goes double for you! Especially when alcohol is in the mix. The high altitude can take a toll in the form of nausea, headaches, sleeplessness, and loss of appetite.

  1. Use The Buddy System

Whether you’re hiking in the high country or going to a concert at Red Rocks, it’s always smart to have someone to watch your back. And if your plans start to get scrambled, it’s nice to have someone to help you stay comfortable. You also won’t have to take solo selfies all weekend! Roll with the punches and make the best out of every situation.

Conclusion

Ensuring a safe and enjoyable long weekend requires thoughtful planning and responsible decision-making. The importance of having a designated driver, whether on the road or water, cannot be overstated. Taking the time to arrange for a sober captain safeguards your well-being and contributes to everyone on board’s safety. Being aware of and respecting the laws, especially regarding the use of substances like alcohol and marijuana, is essential for avoiding legal complications. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse, emphasizing the need for informed and responsible behavior.

Furthermore, playing it safe by exercising good judgment, staying hydrated, and using the buddy system can significantly enhance the overall experience. Making smart decisions, such as limiting alcohol intake, staying close to designated areas, and remaining vigilant of surroundings, helps prevent regrettable outcomes. Ultimately, embracing the buddy system provides an extra layer of security and comfort, ensuring that the long weekend is enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons. By incorporating these tips into your plans, you can maximize your weekend while prioritizing safety and responsibility.

Do you have further questions or concerns? Call us or contact the attorneys at Thomas & Ahnell, LLC, and we will be happy to help.

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