St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and many people are beginning to make plans. Whether you are celebrating at a local event or if you are going to a party, it’s important to focus on safety before you enjoy one too many green beers. Remember, whether you’re Irish or Irish for a day, you’re luck does not apply to driving above the legal BAC limit.
Here are some great tips if you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day:
• If you are going to a large celebration, make sure you know where to go in case of emergency or if you need help.
• Don’t bring any unnecessary valuables along with you. Just bring the necessities like your driver’s license, money, phone, and a pair of shamrock sunglasses.
• Always, always, always have a designated driver if you plan on drinking.
• Try not to leave your car in an unfamiliar place over night.
• Use the buddy system if you are going out with a group of friends. You don’t want to leave anybody behind at the end of the night!
• If you plan on having a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at your house, take everybody’s keys away when they arrive and don’t let anyone leave unless they have a sober driver. • Make sure you are eating plenty if you plan on drinking at a St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea. You may have to pair some corned beef and cabbage with your green beer. • If you are the sober driver, be extra cautious on the roads. Watch out for any pedestrians and call the police if you see somebody that you believe to be driving while under the influence.
Safety is a very important during celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day. There are several local cities that will be hosting a variety of fun-filled events and parades. Keep in mind the safety tips above and enjoy all the fun that surrounds St. Paddy’s Day!