Designate a Sober Driver this St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's Day is March 17, and Clermont County Safe Communities is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 269 people have been killed nationwide in crashes involving drunk drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from 2007 to 2011.
“When you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, just be smart about it. If you know you’re going to drink, whether with friends at a bar or attending a party, designate a sober driver ahead of time or call a taxi to make sure you get home safely,” said Margaret Jenkins, Safe Communities coordinator and Ohio State University Extension Clermont County educator. “There’s never an excuse for driving after drinking.”
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