St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is a popular day for parties or for just kicking back and enjoying a green beer with a few friends. Alcohol-related car accidents, unfortunately, often increase during holiday weekends, and some of these Missouri motor vehicle crashes result in serious injuries or even death. Here are some ways you can help protect yourself and your friends from injury in a MO St. Patrick’s Day drunk-driving accident this March 17, courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Plan your safe route home before you head out. A taxi, public transportation, a designated driver, or a walking route home can all help you avoid a drunk-driving accident.
- Take information for local taxi, ride-share, or other transportation companies with you. Not only will you be able to find a ride, you’ll also be able to help someone who failed to plan ahead - or who simply had one celebratory drink too many.
- If you’re hosting a party at home, monitor what your guests drink. Stop serving alcohol at least an hour before the party is scheduled to end. This is a good time to offer dessert or more snacks as well as non-alcoholic beverages like coffee, juice, soda, and water.
Protecting yourself can go a long way toward preventing an accident, but you can’t control the negligent behavior of others on the road. That’s why, if you or someone you care about is in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact the seasoned St. Louis drunk driving accident attorneys at Page Law. We can help you every step of the way. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (314) 322-8515.