Keep the Christmas cheer under check over the holidays or you could be seeing red and blue lights instead of twinkling Christmas lights.

EDITORIAL: Wishes for a safe holiday for all

‘Tis the season for plenty of goodwill and cheer. But as tempting as it might be, try not to indulge too much in the latter.

‘Tis the season for plenty of goodwill and cheer. But as tempting as it might be, try not to indulge too much in the latter.

Between gatherings with friends and celebrating the season with family, many of us will be hopping around town, and beyond. While we all want to have a good time, keep safety in mind. A little too much spiked eggnog could complicate that goal.

A hefty fine, damage to vehicles and a Scrooged Christmas are all possible, but even worse is the potential for injuries or even death.

Even if you steer clear of the cheer, there are a number of factors that could cause Christmas chaos.

With many people travelling between homes near and far, safety on the roads is paramount to ensure we all arrive safe and sound.

Of course the weather can always throw us a curveball in that department, and as it turns out Environment Canada is calling for snow tonight and flurries Saturday. While a white Christmas is nice, it means extra caution out there.

So give yourself some extra time to get where you’re going and even if you are running late, try not to rush. It’s better to arrive alive, than not at all.

None of us in the media enjoy reporting on the tragic accidents that can occur, especially this time of year. So from all of us at The Morning Star, we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas.

 

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