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Get Your Green On: St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

- March 13, 2017 by Trisha Rule (View all posts by Trisha)

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, many of us are looking forward to dressing up head to toe in all things green (and pinching those who are not). After all, it’s a holiday where everyone is Irish for a day. Since March 17 falls on a Friday this year, it’s likely there will be even more people celebrating.

While the parades and festivities are always a good time, drunk driving poses as a major concern during all holidays, including St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there were 252 fatal auto accidents involving drunk drivers from 2011 through 2015.

To help you and your employees stay safe, we’ve compiled some simple tips to help ensure a safe and festive holiday. They include:

  • If you operate your business on Saturday, keep a close eye out for employees who may have over indulged in the fun. Be ready to intervene if necessary.
  • Be proactive.  Before celebrating designate a sober driver or plan to call a taxi, uber, lyft, sober friend or family member, or use public transportation if available.
  • If you see a drunken driver on the road, call the police.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive drunk, take their keys and help them make arrangements to get home safely.

There are plenty of fun things to do on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s important to be mindful when it comes to safety. Whether you are celebrating at home or heading out the local pub, tap into the ‘luck o’ the Irish’ and remember these St. Patrick’s Day safety tips.

 
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