St. Patrick’s Day Safety

Staying Safe As You Celebrate March 17th

When you get excited about celebrating your Irish heritage on the upcoming holiday (after all, everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!), driving safety may be the furthest thing from your mind. We do not want to dampen your holiday spirit, but we do want to remind you that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most dangerous days on the road because of the increased number of people who drink and drive. To help you stay safe and defy the statistics, here is a quick and easy safety checklist.

  • Today: Plan in advance whether you will be serving as the designated driver, have another friend who will volunteer to stay sober, or will call a cab or use a rideshare application to get home. If you plan to call a cab, save the number in your phone now. If you are going to be using ridesharing, download the appropriate application to your Smartphone today.
  • On Tuesday: Remember, you can drink or drive, not both. If you are going to drink leave your keys and your car at home so you will not be tempted. If your friend is serving as the designated driver, keep him or her steadily supplied with non-alcoholic beverage options and thank him or her profusely for the service.
  • Always: Use the same level of care you exhibited on St. Patrick’s Day each time you drink and need to get home.

Should you get into a fender bender on St. Patrick’s Day because another driver got behind the wheel after drinking, do you have the insurance coverage you need to ensure it does not become a major headache or expense? For the right auto insurance to protect you on St. Patrick’s Day and beyond, contact Brown & Brown Insurance. Located in Anaheim, California, our team of agents is dedicated to safeguarding you.