This St. Patrick’s Day… Plan Before You Party

If you are planning on participating in St. Patrick’s Day festivities, don’t forget to plan for a sober ride home after the celebration. Volunteer to be the sober driver; plan for a sober ride home; plan for that extra guest to spend the night; collect the keys—in short, do what it takes to ensure a safe and fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day. In 2015 alone, 10,265 people were lost to drunk driving deaths and exponentially more lives were forever changed by the loss of a parent, child, friend, or loved one.

As preparation for the celebration, NHTSA would like to invite you to a Twitter Chat on March 16, 2017 from 3-4 p.m. ET to provide stats and information on buzzed driving prevention. Experts will be available to answer questions while you spread the word and encourage your followers not to drive buzzed. We’ve also got plenty of other resources available for you to help spread this life-saving message far and wide.

Who: NHTSA and our team of experts

What: St. Patrick’s Day Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Twitter Chat

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3 – 4 p.m. ET


How: Follow the conversation using the hashtag #BuzzedDriving. Feel free to mention @NHTSAgov in any of your tweets and we will get back to as many questions and comments as we can! Remember to include #BuzzedDriving in your comments so others can follow the conversation, too.

Invite your friends and followers to join us and help spread the important message about designating a sober driver and not getting behind the wheel while buzzed. Buzzed driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning. Don’t rely on luck this St. Patrick’s day—get a sober ride home.

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