St. Patrick’s Day weekend is upon on us and that means plenty are celebrating what some may consider to be one of the luckiest holidays of the year. However, with many celebrating, that means more cars, bicycles, & motorcycles on the streets in addition to more pedestrians making their way from place to place. With that being said, accident probability is likely to increase.
In fact, “[a]ccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving drink drivers during St. Patrick’s Day holidays from 2006 to 2010.” We want you to enjoy this green holiday. But, we also want you to be safe while doing it. That is why we want to provide these tips you should consider before joining the St. Patrick’s Day Festivities.
1. Watch for pedestrians. People will be crossing the street, and it might not be at a crosswalk. Be vigilant of highly populated areas and watch for pedestrians crossing.
2. Do not drink and drive. Have a designated driver if you plan to drink any alcohol. You can also call a taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
3. Celebrate at your own home. Throw your own St. Patrick’s Day party at your own home and invite friends to stay over. That way, fewer people are on the road.
4. Leave a few minutes early. If you plan on leaving at noon, try to leave at 11:45 am. No need to rush or to speed especially with so many additional people on the roads.
5. Follow all traffic laws and signals. Be sure that you are vigilant of signs and traffic signals. Follow all state and federal laws while traveling.
6. Wear your seatbelt. Just because it is a holiday does not mean you do not have to wear your seatbelt. Be sure to buckle up.
7. Do not overpack the car. Some may try to overpack the car in order to avoid having to get an extra car or taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Do not ride in a vehicle unless you have a designated seat and seatbelt.
8. Pick a less crowded route. Try to take a route that has fewer people on the road, even if it takes a little longer to get to your destination.
9. Make a plan ahead of time. Do not wait until the last minute to try to organize rides. Have a plan with friends a few days in advance.
10. Have fun! St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday. Enjoy it and be safe.
Common Accident Injuries
When you have been injured in an accident on St. Patrick's Day, allow us to be there for you. We have handled all types of accidents from those that may be considered minor to those that are catastrophic. Some common types of accident injuries include:
– Broken Bones
– Shoulder Injuries
– Head Injuries
– Traumatic Brain Injuries
– Back Injuries
– Neck Injuries
– Spinal Cord Injuries
Have You Been In An Accident?
The attorneys of Nicoletti Law Firm handle a variety of personal injury matters including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and slip & falls. If you have been injured and are need of an experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer, call the Personal Injury Attorneys of Nicoletti Law Firm today. You can contact Nicoletti Walker Accident Injury Lawyers anytime at 727.998.3568 or you can fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form. Do not ever worry about having to travel to one of our offices. We are always willing to travel to wherever is convenient for you at no cost. Be safe everyone!