November 26, 2014

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Impaired driving will not lead you to a pot o’ gold

 

St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night to cheers with friends and family with a green beer in hand. Unfortunately, due to a large number of impaired drivers, the night has also become very dangerous. 

The Safe Communities Coalition reminds…

Whether meeting a few friends at the local pub after work or attending Cleveland’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, if you plan on using alcohol, never drive while impaired—and never let your friends drive if you think they are impaired. Too many people are driving drunk and killing or injuring themselves and others during holidays. Be smart this St. Patrick’s Day and you may actually save a life!

Small tips that save lives…

  • Don’t depend on luck this St. Patrick’s Day, designate your sober driver before the party begins;
  • If you’ve had one too many, call a sober friend and find safe ride home;
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 1-877-7-PATROL;
  • And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements.

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