The Road Safety Authority urge party go-ers to leave car keys at home at night

As New Year's Eve celebrations get underway later today, party go-ers are being urged to leave the car keys at home.

The Road Safety Authority is reminding motorists that drink-driving is not worth the risk of killing someone or themselves.

It comes as thousands of people are expected to ring in the New Year tonight across the country.

Spokesperson for the Road Safety Authority Brian Farrell is advising people to make a plan in advance for getting home safely: