Your night out doesn’t end when you leave the club/party. Make sure you and your friends get home safe with these top tips:
No one likes to go home alone, so stick with your mates and get home together. If one of your friends wants to leave early or has had too much to drink, be awesome and head home with them!
- Make sure you let your friends know you are leaving
It’s not cool to ‘ghost’! Don’t just disappear, your friends will be worried about you! Always let someone know that you are leaving, who you are leaving with and how you plan to get home.
It might cost you a bit extra but it is absolutely worth it, so make sure you keep some cash to cover the cost. Sharing a taxi with friends will make it cheaper and remember to either book one on your phone, or leave a little early, so that you don’t have to hang around in the cold. Make sure you use a reliable taxi company, black cabs are the best.
- Stick to well-lit areas and streets
If you decide to walk home, stick to well-lit streets and avoid isolated areas, like the Meadows. Make sure you have planned your route before starting out, getting lost in a dodgy area really sucks!
- Send a ‘Home Safe’ message
Once you get home it’s really easy to send your friends a message to let them know that you have arrived safely. If one of your friends has left alone, you can send them a message asking if they are home safely too!
- Use a ‘Get Home Safe’ app
There are a number of apps that can help you make sure your friends are home safely. Get Home Safe is free and lets you map your route, tracks your progress through GPS and can alert your chosen contacts when you arrive.
Let’s face it, Edinburgh is freezing most of the time – even in the summer, so always take a coat on a night out. Not only will it make your journey home much more pleasant, it might just save your life!