When people should be celebrating new beginnings and leaving behind the past, many families are stepping into tragedy when they step into the new year. Unfortunately, New Year’s Day, not New Year’s Eve, consistently ranks in the top five deadliest days on the roadways.

It should surprise nobody that alcohol and sometimes drugs are significant factors in these accidents. January 1 was the number one day of the year with the most fatalities related to alcohol, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data.

Follow these tips:

1 Don’t drive tired
2 Don’t text or play w/your phone
3 Wear a seatbelt
4 Never drive after drinking
5 Plan your route ahead of time to limit your need of your phone for directions