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Your St. Patrick’s Day Safety Checklist

Last updated on February 6th, 2018 at 10:59 am

Saturday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day 2018. In addition to being the feast day of St. Patrick, it’s also the one day a year where you can dress in all green, wear funny hats, eat as much corned beef and cabbage as you like, and not have anyone look twice. To help you have a safe and fun holiday, here’s a St. Patrick’s Day safety checklist:

  • Make travel plans ahead of time. Pick a designated driver, have a taxi on hand, or go in style with a private limo service. Either way, if you plan to have traditional Irish drinks or celebrate with green beer, please don’t get behind the wheel. If you’re a Plymouth Rock Assurance customer, remember our Get Home Safe® taxi reimbursement program is available to you.
  • Drink plenty of water. Corned beef is salty! Drinking plenty of water will help your body to flush out some of that salt, along with other toxins. Dehydration can also make you feel drained and fatigued, according to WebMD.
  • Be cautious while driving. If you’re being responsible by driving sober or acting as a designated driver, it doesn’t mean that everyone is, too.
  • … And while walking. If you’re walking down city streets or walking home stay alert and cautious. Designated drivers: watch out for potentially impaired walkers who may not obey street signs.
  • Take action! If someone you know is thinking about driving after drinking, take their keys and see if you can help get them home safely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises people who see drunk drivers to call 911 as soon as it is safe.

We hope these tips keep you safe and sound this St. Patrick’s Day. Plymouth Rock wishes everyone a great holiday and urges everyone to be smart and always use a designated driver. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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