Celebrate safely for 2017

The world bids farewell to 2016 and rings in 2017 this weekend. We want to make sure celebrate safely.

If you're planning on drinking, plan ahead and make sure you have a way home so you don't have to drive drunk.

Wichita police are teaming up with the ride-share service Uber to provide free rides for first-time Uber customers on New Year's Eve and into New Year's Day.

Police remind revelers that there are other options as well, like friends and taxis to help get you home safely if you've had too much to drink.

If you're thinking about setting off fireworks to ring in the new year, make sure it's okay. Laws vary between areas. In Sedgwick County, they are illegal.

Sedgwick County has also set up its non-emergency number to help curb 911 calls for complaints and nuisance calls.

That number is (316) 290-1011. It will be open from 8:00 p.m. Saturday through 3:00 a.m. Sunday. Use this number if you wish to report something that is not an emergency - for example, fireworks complaints, excessive noise, etc.

Of course, call 911 if you have an actual emergency.