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St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to let loose with family and friends, but it can be a dangerous holiday due to its association with alcohol consumption. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes nationwide during the holiday period in 2016. In addition, a significant number of crashes that occur on St. Patrick’s Day are alcohol-related.
Thankfully, you can have plenty of fun and stay safe this year by following these safety tips:
In addition, make sure to never drink on an empty stomach and to stay hydrated throughout the evening.
Following the tips above can help you reduce your risks this St. Patrick’s Day, but they can’t eliminate them entirely. That’s because other drivers may be intoxicated, impaired, distracted, or just plain negligent.
If you get hurt on a night out with family and friends, or any other day of the year, the Alabama personal injury lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana are here to help. Contact us today, and let us get to work for you.