According to U.S. News & World Report, 37 million Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a bar or restaurant and 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, this means more drunk driving accidents.
Enjoy your green beer and corned beef and cabbage, but watch out for those on the road who celebrate too much and then drive. U.S. News & World Report report that there were 276 drunk driving car accident death on St. Patrick’s Day from 2009 through 2013 which calculates to a person being killed in a drunk driving car accident every 46 minutes on St. Patrick’s Day. Of the fatal car accidents on St. Patrick’s Day, 75% of the car crashes involve a driver twice over the legal drinking limit. The most dangerous time to be on the road is reportedly between midnight and 5:59 a.m.
Drink all the green beer or Guinness you want, but do it responsibly! If you or someone you are celebrating with has too much to drink, remember that AAA & Budweiser will provide you and your car a safe ride home through their Tow-to-Go program tonight. This service is FREE and available to both AAA members and non-members. Simply call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. AAA tow trucks can take up to two people and their car home.
What better way to end than with an Irish saying: “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.”
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