St. Patrick’s Day is comin’ up this Saturday, and even if you’re not one of those who plans to party ‘till you’re green, it doesn’t mean others won’t be doin’ just that!
Plan ahead and take some common sense steps toward making St. Patty’s Day as safe as possible for everyone.
Designate a Driver/Have an Alternate Plan.
Under no circumstances should anyone ever drink and drive. Always have a volunteer or designate someone to remain sober for the duration of the evening. If no one volunteers to be a designated driver and no one will agree to be one be sure you have an alternate plan to get home. Options include having a sober friend on standby to call for a ride, or renting a room at a nearby hotel. Also remember that many areas offer safe driving alternatives, so check ahead of time to see if there are any taxi companies or associations offering rides.
Be Extra Cautious on the Roads.
Just because you’re a safe and sober driver certainly doesn’t mean other people are; a large percentage of traffic accidents occurring each St. Patrick’s Day are caused by people driving under the influence. Drive with caution, and closely observe the actions of other motorists; and be sure to wear your seat belt.
Watch Out for Your friends.
Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. That motto holds true especially St. Patrick’s Day. If a friend is intoxicated and it looks like they’re about to get behind the wheel take their keys and arrange a different way to get them home.
Host the Party.
Consider hosting a party at your home instead of going out. It creates a safer setting where friends who’ve had a bit too much to drink will have a safe place to sleep.
We here at WEIS Radio hope everyone has a happy and SAFE St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday