You don't want a DUI on new years eve, it is not the greatest way to start the new year. It is expensive and will land you in jail for the night, keep you from driving for six months to a year, and cost thousands of dollars, give you a pemanent criminal record, not to mention it will not be a good way to start out the new year. Here are some tips to help avoid a DUI and a bad new years eve. Call a cab early, about an hour in advance of when you want the cab to arrive to pick you up. It is a good idea to program the phone numbers of several cab companies into your phone before you leave the house, that way you will have them handy when you need a cab to get home. Another option is to hire a limo for the entire evening. The limo will cost you possibly $500 or more, but a DUI will cost significantly more, several thousand dollars, plus a criminal record, loss of license, etc. A limo will pick you up at your door, drive you from bar to bar, wait for you in the parking lot and bring you back home at the end of the night. If you have serveral friends with you the cost of the limo can be divided and end up costing you very little. Consider a designated driver, perhaps someone that gave up drinking but would enjoy going out on new years eve. Public transportation is also an option and the bus lines including trolley bus lines will be running on new years eve. Keep this in mind, you can get a DUI for just sitting behing the wheel of a car, even if the car is not running, so avoid getting behind the wheel of any car if you have been drinking. You can also get a DUI on a bicycle so leave the bike at home. Have a safe and happy new years eve.