St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

St. Patrick’s Day originally began as a day of religious feasting for the patron saint of Ireland. But overtime the holiday has slowly evolved into a day filled with parades and excess drinking – mostly Irish Whiskey and beer – celebrated all around the world. Have fun this St. Patrick’s Day without pushing your luck. Avoid being injured in an accident by taking notes on these safety tips.

St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 two out of five traffic fatalities were alcohol-related. Additionally, from 2009 to 2013, three out of four fatalities involved drivers with a blood alcohol level that was double the legal limit.

By keeping these safety tips in mind, you can fully enjoy the holiday:

  • Designated Driver – Don’t let anyone who has been drinking drive you home
  • Alternate Plan – If you don’t have designated driver, plan to take a taxi, UBER, or Lyft
  • Hydrate and Eat – Drink water in between your drinks and consume some shepherd’s pie or other delicious Irish meals
  • Never Leave Your Drink Unattended – Never accept already opened containers from strangers or leave your drink unattended
  • Stay Alert – If you’re the designated driver, watch for intoxicated pedestrians who can unexpectedly walk onto the roads

You should never, under any circumstances, drive under the influence. You might think calling an UBER or cab service is too expensive, but a DUI will cost you more than a pot of gold.

What To Do After a St. Patrick’s Day Accident

Seek immediate medical treatment after any accident. If you’re capable of documenting the accident scene, then do so.

  • File a Police Report
  • Take Pictures of Accident Scene
  • Seek Medical Attention
  • Call a Lawyer

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