St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebrating St. Patrick and his traditions. As the old saying goes, on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. Even though St. Patrick’s Day can be fun and a great time to spend out with friends and family, it also happens to be one of the most dangerous holidays to drive. Unfortunately, there is a significant increase in people who have had too much to drink during St. Patrick’s Day festivities and have decided to get behind the wheel. This uptick in impaired driving brings an increased chance of a car accident.
In many instances, bars and restaurants and towns have St. Patrick’s Day celebrations stretch all the way through the week. There will also be many parties held throughout St Patrick’s week, so make sure to take extra care while out celebrating St Patrick’s Day with your friends and family.
Holiday Safe Driving Tips
Many of these safe driving tips should be followed every day of the year, not just during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. But given the increased number of potential drunk drivers on the road, there are things that you should focus on when going out to have fun and driving home. Not only will you protect yourself and the health and safety of passengers in your vehicle, but also you will protect the rest of the people driving on the roads and highways. Here are some safe driving tips for St. Patrick’s Day:
- Do not drink and drive. This is a simple rule that everyone can and should follow. Even if you have had just a few drinks and you believe you are not drunk, tipsy driving is still impaired driving and could get you into a lot of trouble.
- Make sure you have a planned sober driver with you and your friends, and that person must promise not to drink any alcohol.
- Call a cab or ride sharing service to come get you wherever you are so that there is no chance for drinking and driving. With the proliferation of ride sharing services, and the fact that they are fairly inexpensive, there is no reason to believe you have to drive home after drinking.
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If you have been seriously injured by a drunk driver on St. Patrick’s Day or any other day, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Reach out to the Delaware County car accident lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. Our experienced legal team can help you recover damages to pay for medical bills related to your accident as well as any lost income you incurred. Call us at 610-565-3701 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.