1st Reading - ​Happy New Year!
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2nd Reading - ​Happy New Year!
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3rd Reading - ​Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!

It’s 11:59 p.m. on December 31. There are only ten seconds left of the old year. The countdown begins... ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. Happy New Year!! Horns and noisemakers blow. People drink champagne and toast to the new year.

Alcohol is served at most New Year’s Eve parties. In fact, drinking is a New Year’s Eve tradition for many people. Some of those who drink too much ​attempt​ to drive home. These drunk drivers are at risk of killing themselves and others.

Drinking and driving is a deadly mix. It is dangerous and illegal. Drunk driving is a large problem in the United States. About 17,000 people are killed by drunk drivers every year.

Many cities have free buses and taxis on New Year’s Eve. Those who drink need to use them! Keep everyone safe in the new year. If you drink, don’t drive.

January 1 is New Year’s Day. It is a national holiday. Most people have the day off of work. Some people spend a quiet day with family and friends. Football fans spend hours watching college football games on TV.

Don’t forget to make your New Year’s resolution. Millions of Americans ​vow to lose weight and exercise more. Some decide to save more money or learn a new skill. How about reading a book a month or being nicer to your mother-in-law?

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