Steer Clear of Orlando Personal Injury and Accidents on St. Patrick’s Day

Auto Accident Lawyers Encourage Drivers to Celebrate Responsibly

St. Patrick’s Day in Florida offers parades, concerts and events for the wearing of the green, as well as parties and nightlife for Irish toasts. A festive celebration for family and friends, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of Florida’s most dangerous holidays, to which any personal injury and car accident attorney in Orlando can attest.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving impaired drivers during St. Patrick’s Day holidays from 2006 to 2010. On St Patrick's Day alone, more than a third of fatalities from motor vehicle crashes – 34 percent – were connected to drunk driving.

These fatal numbers can be drastically reduced by celebrating responsibly and observing very basic safe driving tips – for St. Paddy’s Day or any time where alcohol is present.

Personal Injury Lawyer Offers Tips for Drunk Driving Prevention

  • Plan ahead! Assign a designated sober driver or line up alternate transportation before you begin celebrating.
  • If no designated driver is available, do not drive home. Ever. Ask a sober friend or family member to pick you up; call a cab, but do not get behind the wheel.
  • Use your city or community's sober ride program. The NHTSA has a listing of sober/safe ride programs in Florida and across the country. Serving the Orlando area is BeMyDD.com. (It is not a free service.)
  • Do not let a friend drive drunk. Take their keys away and find a safe way to get them home.
  • Never ride in a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking.
  • Always wear your seat belt.

The Luck of the Irish Will Not Keep You Safe from Drunk Drivers

St. Patrick’s Day is associated with Irish beer and whiskey, much of which will be flowing throughout the celebratory weekend. It will take more than luck to stay safe from serious or fatal car accidents that have become part of NHTSA’s confirmed statistics.

Drunk driving costs people their lives and often causes life altering injuries. Do not push your luck. The personal injury attorneys and staff at Kramer Law in Orlando wish you a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Please: Plan ahead, celebrate responsibly, and be safe!

Speak with an experienced Florida attorney at our firm today.Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376).

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