The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Phoenix was last weekend, but more festivities are planned in downtown Prescott on Friday. One local bar is even hiding gold coins for patrons to find and use to buy penny drinks. While St. Paddy’s Day can be a golden pot of fun, it’s important to stay safe while you partake in the celebration and avoid driving under the influence.
St. Patrick’s Day is among the most deadly days to be on the road due to a rise in auto accidents, but the risk doesn’t stop with drivers. Pedestrians must also be careful. Here are a few tips to keep you and those you’re celebrating with safe this weekend:
1. Find a Safe Way Home Before You Start Drinking.
If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with whiskey, green beer and other alcoholic drinks, you will need an alternate way home. Whether it’s a trusted friend or family member, Uber or a taxi, you need to predetermine how you’re going to get home safely.
2. Don’t Drink on an Empty Stomach & Stay Hydrated.
Most St. Patrick’s Day celebrations also offer food to keep you on your feet. Make sure to keep your stomach full, and drink water throughout the day. Drinking water not only helps you keep your wits about you, but it could even save you from a severe hangover the next day.
3. Watch Where You Walk.
Pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injuries and fatalities. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol impairs your judgment, especially if you’re joining in on a pub-crawl. Additionally, some of the vehicles on the street may have drunk drivers behind the wheel. Remember to watch for cars when you and your loved ones move on to the next bar or leave for the night.
Our lawyer in Prescott hopes you enjoy the upcoming holiday, and remember to stay safe.
If you've been injured in an auto accident, please contact the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. in Prescott today at 928-778-2660 for a FREE consultation. Our lawyer serves clients who have been injured in accidents in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood, Arizona.