March 17th, 2014|
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday known for the abundance of green that can be found; however, it is also known for a very stark reason as well, and that is the large number of Drunk Driving Victims that are injured or killed as a result of motorists getting behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in 2009, St. Patrick’s Day was one of the deadliest days of the year on roads across the United States, accounting for a total of 134 fatalities, 37 percent of which were caused by drunk drivers.
To help combat this problem around the city of Alameda, California, this holiday several organizations are working to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving by offering partygoers information regarding several options that are available to get home safely if they have too much to drink.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving explains it is important to designate a sober driver to get you home before going out to celebrate. If a designated driver cannot be established, use a cab, public transportation, or loved one to get you home safely.
The Alameda Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers will also be assisting those who have too much to drink tonight by offering free cab rides home. The rides are being offered as part of the firm’s Safe and Sober program, which offers rides home for up to $35 in the San Francisco and bay areas.
The firm says to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day by not drinking and driving and encouraging others to do the same!