St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that isn’t only celebrated by the Irish. This week there will be many people all across the nation who will be gathering together to join in the holiday’s festivities. While the thought of meeting your friends at the local Pub and drinking green beer may sound like a fun time, accidents which can cause serious injuries or even death can happen if you decide to drive while under the influence. Make sure you don’t let your luck run out by getting behind the wheel to drive home after your celebration.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, there were a total of 276 lives lost to drunk driving crashes over St. Patrick’s Day from 2009 to 2013. Buzzed driving is drunk driving, as you are making plans for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration make sure your plans include a safe way home.
Here are a few ideas to help you stay safe and avoid accidents or a DUI on St. Patrick’s Day:
* Plan ahead and have a designated driver
* Call a Taxi or Uber if you are unable to drive yourself
* Eat something before and during the celebration
* Drink plenty of water
* Take the keys away from any friends who are intoxicated and arrange transportation for them
* Stay home and celebrate
In efforts to keep the roads safe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to run their “Drive Sober or Get Puller Over” Campaign for Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2016. View their ad for Drunk Driving St. Patrick’s Day Revelers Busted.
The attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz would like you to help us keep the roads safe. Don’t ruin your holiday or someone else’s with the temptation of drinking and driving. Be responsible and always have a designated driver or call a cab.