PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Everyone talks about safe driving on New Year’s Eve but what about New Year’s Day?
Safety experts at AAA are reminding motorists that a hangover may last longer than most people think.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Food Banks Team Up With DoorDash To Deliver Free Meals To Seniors
According to AAA, most people don’t realize they’re actually still drunk following a night of partying and it takes between 1-2 hours for the human body to fully process just one alcoholic drink.READ MORE: PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro Files Brief Saying Health Secretary Has Power To Mandate Masks In Schools
Even though drivers may not feel drunk on New Year’s Day, they still are likely tired and disoriented, possibly still with alcohol in their system.
“A hangover can come with a variety of other things such as headaches, mental fogginess, dizziness, a variety of things that we wouldn’t want anybody driving with even if they say they weren’t drinking,” said Jim Garrity, AAA East Central spokesperson. “Even if they were sober and dizzy, we wouldn’t you behind the wheel.”MORE NEWS: After Doctors Told Him He Had Months To Live, Man From Baldwin Is Ready To Accomplish His Next Goal
Experts say the only way to truly stay safe is to have a designated driver, arrange for a ride home, or don’t drink at all.