There were 276 drunk driving fatalities on St. Patrick’s Day from 2009-2013, making it one of the deadliest holidays on the road for drunk driving. – MADD.org
It’s Friday night and it’s St. Patrick’s Day. This combination makes me worry. Although I wish that you have a great time with your celebrations – I MUST take this time to simply remind you to not to depend on luck if your planning on drinking and driving. Your choices impact everyone around you. Have fun but please don’t drink and drive. Be sure to designated non-drinking driver.
If your hosting your own St. Patrick’s Day party? Here are some safe party tips from MADD.org:
- As guests RSVP, confirm that they have a plan for a safe way home via a non-drinking designated driver (rideshare service, public transportation, taxi, etc.).
- Offer non-alcoholic beverages or mocktails for non-drinking designated drivers and others who prefer not to drink alcohol. Create a fun green mocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
- If, despite your efforts, some of your guests have had too much to drink, never let them drive home impaired.
More safe partytips can be found at madd.org/safeparty
Pledge to be Safe this St. Patrick’s Day
Pledge to be a designated driver, or pledge to drive drug and alcohol-free this St. Patrick’s Day. You could save your friends’ lives, or your own.