A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “With pubs opening again and a re-introduction to a night time economy, we understand some might want to make up for lost time, cramming lost weekends into a few big blow-outs.
“While we understand this, we still want everyone to have a good time and to be safe. Since it's been a while, we'd like to give you some advice this week on staying safe whilst out socialising.”
Here is some of Police Scotland’s advice on getting home safely:
Leave the keys – If you are drinking alcohol, leave the car keys behind, it's not worth the risk.
Have a plan – have a plan for getting home, either arrange for a friend or family member to collect you or book a taxi.
Don't walk alone – If you're walking home, don't walk alone and stick to well lit main routes.
Stay with friends and don't leave with strangers.
Be sensible about how much alcohol you drink because a drunk person is much more vulnerable and criminals may target you.
Watch your drinks, don’t give anyone the opportunity to add anything to it.
If you leave a drink unattended don’t go back to it.
If you feel very drunk or unwell after a small amount of alcohol then ask a trusted friend or a member of the club/pub management for help.
Don’t take drugs or new psychoactive substances.
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