St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most revered “drinking” holidays in the U.S., anticipated by those who with an Irish heritage, as well as those who just like to have a reason to hit up a bar for a few drinks. Since St. Patrick’s Day is an annual event, it would seem that all of the planning of what to wear, where to go and what to drink each year should also include how to get home safely after the party is over.
Unfortunately, the amount of green worn on St. Patrick’s Day is more of a priority for some than a safe ride home after drinking. In fact, there’s no amount of green that will make you “lucky” when it comes to a DUI or other drunk driving charge. But, you could change your own luck and choose to call a taxi for yourself or provide a sober ride home for friends. You could change everyone’s luck just by having a plan in place when you are picking out your shamrock glasses and glittery green hat for the night. That’s the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
There’s a saying about how we make our own luck, and that is especially true when we’re out drinking. Lucky people don’t risk a DUI and a potential car breathalyzer or ignition interlock requirement. The best luck in avoiding a DUI on St. Patrick’s Day is to have a designated driver or another safe way to get home after drinking. Make sure when you plan your night that you celebrate safely and drink responsibly, and watch as the “luck o’ the Irish” keeps you from the dangers of drunk driving.