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Enjoy a safe night out

 

Don't let a night full of promise turn into a morning full of regret

Looking forward to a great night out? Ready to have a laugh with your mates? Don’t think your life could be changed forever thanks to alcohol?

 

Hertfordshire’s County Community Safety Unit, a joint unit between Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire County Council wants you to enjoy a safe and great night out – but if you don’t drink safely and sensibly, you could be putting yourself at risk.

Please drink sensibly and get home safely.

 

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are a number of ways that you can get help in Hertfordshire. Click here to find out more.

 

The police take allegations of sexual assault and rape extremely seriously and will always take action against those responsible.

 

If someone has not given their consent for sex or touching you could be breaking the law and be arrested.


Did you know you could lose your job and be placed on the sex offenders register if convicted of rape or sexual assault?


Don’t drink excessively and stay in control of your actions.

 


Top tips for ensuring a great night out


There are lots of ways to ensure your night full of promise doesn’t turn into a morning full of regret.

 

Drinking sensibly:

 

  • Alternating alcoholic drinks with soft or low alcohol ones
  • Drinking more slowly
  • Consuming alcohol with food
  • Don’t drink when you’re stressed

Getting home safely:

 

  • Plan how you’re going to get home before you go out
  • Book a licensed taxi or agree to be the designated driver and then don’t drink
  • Use a taxi marshalling scheme if there’s one in your town
  • Never get into a stranger’s car or with someone who has been drinking
  • Never walk home alone and don’t let your friends either
  • Always dial Telephone 999 if you’re in immediate danger