On St Patrick’s Day, it pays to decide whether you are going to drink or drive.
Having a designated driver is the best way to ensure that everyone stays safe when you are out having a fun time. As a designated driver, you must refuse to drink any alcohol, otherwise you may be putting yourself and others in danger. The designated driver is not the “least drunk” out of everyone. From 2010-2014, nearly 2 out of 3 traffic fatalities between midnight and 6am after St Patrick’s Day occurred in drunk driving crashes. Over St. Patrick’s Day from 2009 to 2013, there were a total of 276 lives lost in drunk-driving crashes.
Did you know that in the State of Colorado, 1st Offense DUI can result in one or more of the following: Administrative license revocation for 9 months; $600 to $1,000 fine; up to 1 year in jail; up to 96 hours community service; alcohol education. (http://www.dmv.org/co-colorado/automotive-law/dui.php) An article by Fox 31 Denver from last year states that in 2014, Colorado law enforcement arrested 471 individuals statewide for drunk driving.
Having your transportation arranged is a small price to pay compared to a DUI or the loss of a life.
Whether you are going out by yourself or with friends this St. Patrick’s Day, please keep in mind that Pioneer Chauffeured Service cares deeply about your safety. If you would like to pre-arrange transportation for the night, please give us a call or send us an email and we will arrange for your safe travel.
Don’t drive lucky. Drive sober.
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