Everyone knows that the New Year’s Eve is a time of excesses, sometimes leading to many mistakes that could endanger our lives and those of other people unnecessarily.
If we add a festival to it, then it becomes even more common to observe these risk behaviors.
As a matter of fact, New Zealand police have decided to breathe-test all drivers leaving the Rhythm and Vines festival grounds to prevent tragic accidents and alert attendants to have more control over themselves and enjoy themselves without committing excesses.
In addition, a large liquor ban will be implemented around the festival grounds, with a fine of $250 being imposed on those who infringe on it.
In a statement, Senior Sergeant Ross Smith said:
“We want everyone to enjoy their time at the festival but we urge party goers to look out for themselves and their mates.”
“Drink in moderation and make smart decisions about how you’re going to get to and from venues.”
“If you are going to be drinking, eat before you go out and encourage your friends to do the same.”
Rhythm and Vines is the high point of summer for many New Zealanders, taking place in Gisborne on December 29, 30 and 31 and featuring artists such as A-Track, B.Traits, Baauer, Boombox Cartel, Mura Masa, Netsky, Rezz, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, and many more.