It's the choice that can mean the difference between life and death and unfortunately, every New Year's Eve some people choose to drive drunk.
A champagne toast is a new year's tradition for many and so long as you have a safe ride home, it's a fun way to celebrate a new year.
There are several safe options, including two free ones, for residents to get home.
The Lincoln cab companies will have drivers on duty all night, so taking a taxi home is a good option.
Here's how you can reach them:
Servant/Yellow cab: 477-4111
Capital cab: 477-6074
Happy cab: 421-2221
UNL students can take advantage of the university's free Safe Ride program.
It runs from 9 pm until 4 am.
The number is: 475-RIDE.
Anyone can use the Friedman Law Office service, which provides free rides home.
It runs from 9 pm until 1 am.
The number is: 474-SAFE.
LPD officers have been conducting special enforcement all month long, cracking down on drunk drivers.
That means extra officers will be on the streets.
Their only job - spotting and arresting drunk drivers.
Chief Peshong says New Year's Eve isn't typically their highest night for DUI arrests, but he says it is still busy.
If you haven't designated a driver and you plan to drink, make sure you save one of those numbers in your phone and get home safely.