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Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a St. Patrick’s Day Drunk-Driving Crash

By Lipton Law on March 13, 2012 - No comments

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, making it easier to head to parties sooner and stay out later. If you’re planning on making alcohol part of your March 17 festivities, here are a few easy ways you can help protect yourself and your friends from suffering a serious alcohol-related car accident in Michigan.

  • Choose a designated driver before the first round of alcohol is served. Make sure your designated driver has plenty of non-alcoholic drink choices and snacks. To show support, you might even want to cover your designated driver’s tab, or order him or her a favorite non-alcoholic drink or food.
  • Don’t hesitate to take away the keys of any friends who may have had one drink too many. Keep numbers for taxi services, mass transit, or sober-ride programs handy so you can help these friends find a safe ride home. If you’re hosting a party, consider having your guests leave their keys at the door, so you can check that the driver is sober before letting them hit the road.
  • Call your local law enforcement if you see a driver who appears to be drunk. You may be able to prevent a tragedy.

Drunk driving causes serious injuries and many deaths each year. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you have legal rights. Call Lipton Law today to talk to one of our dedicated Southfield drunk driving accident attorneys. Our number is (248) 557-1688. There is no charge for your initial consultation, and the call is completely confidential.