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Luck of the Irish: Safety Tips for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and the green beer will be flowing soon! If you’re planning to partake in activities on Sunday, be sure to plan for the safety of yourself and others first.

Here are some tips to ensure that you’re not relying on luck to have a safe, fun St. Patrick’s Day whether it’s at home or out on the town. Check out these five St. Patrick’s Day tips to have a safe, fun St Patrick’s Day.

Assign a Designated Driver

It goes without saying: Don’t ever drink and drive. Plan in advance for someone in your party to abstain from alcohol. Thank them by picking up their (non-alcoholic) tab and reimbursing them for their gas.

Have an alternate plan.

 If no designated driver is available, make other arrangements (before the evening starts, if possible) for a ride home. Options include calling a friend or family member, or renting a room at a hotel within walking distance. (Hotel Tonight is a great app for finding a discounted hotel nearby.) Many metro areas offer safe driving alternatives, so check to see if there are taxi companies or associations offering a program.

Charge Your Phone and Put It in Energy Saver Mode:

Whether you’re heading to the parade or heading to a bar, be sure to have a full charge and use your phone sparingly. Some bars offer charging stations for a price, but why should you be worrying about a charging phone when you should be having fun?

Keep an eye on your friends.

Make sure your friends stay within their limits, and never let anyone drive drunk. If you have to, take their keys and help them find an alternate way home or to a hotel.

Give us a call at (800) 640-2020 to make sure you have adequate coverage for your vehicle and holiday event – the luck of the Irish may not be enough.