New York has one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the county. It’s a holiday associated with drinking. That’s just how it is. Although St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone for 2012, there are some lessons to be learned that could keep you safe during future holidays, avoiding motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers and other incidents. This is especially true if you drive or walk on crowded streets.
Safety tips for holiday celebrations:
Enjoy yourself. And while you do, consider these facts about St. Patrick’s Day:
And now, some sobering information about other holidays:
Two to three times more people die in alcohol related-crashes during Christmas and New Year’s than during the rest of the year, making these very deadly holidays. Not only do people drive drunk during these holiday seasons, but roads are also likely to be more treacherous. However, the most dangerous time to be on the road is Thanksgiving weekend.
Source: Life Insurance News, “Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day safely to avoid incidents,” Mar. 16, 2012.