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St. Patrick's Day Safety Tips

By March 14, 2019April 9th, 2020Abbott Insurance

St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

Now that March has arrived, we may be close to spring’s arrival, but we are also close to a yearly happening that we all need to be prepared for: St. Patrick’s Day.


To stay safe for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, it is best to plan ahead.

First and foremost, know how you’re getting home.  If you plan on celebrating and having a few drinks, do not drive.

Whether you’re going to be with a large group of friends, or just a few friends, be sure to have some place to stay, have a designated driver or some other plan to get home (Taxi, Uber, etc).

Food and Water

Drink water and eat food.

If you’re going to drink, don’t do it on an empty stomach.

Drink Safety

Never leave your drink unattended.

If you’re having a few drinks, never let yours out of your site.  You should also never accept drinks that have been opened for you from anyone other than the bartender.

Not Celebrating?

If you are not taking part in the celebrations, or are a designated driver, be sure to be more cautious on the roads.  Just because you are a safe and sober driver does not mean that others around you are.

Necessities Only

Don’t bring valuables.  Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t require fancy jewelry or accessories.  It’s best to bring only the necessities, like your ID, your Phone and a small amount of cash.  The less you bring, the less you risk losing.

Host a Party

The best way to protect yourself is to not go out.  That’s right stay home…and host the party yourself!  You can celebrate and not worry about finding a designated driver or worry about whether your drink is safe.  You can have as much food as you need on hand without having to order it and wait for it to be ready.

Give it a try this year.  You may find you like it better.

Be a Good Friend

Although you may not have to worry about driving home, your guests might.  If there are some who shouldn’t be driving, be a good friend and let them stay the night.

If they insist on going home, be sure to take their keys and call them a cab, Lyft or Uber to take them home.

If you have any questions about how best to keep yourself safe, or you have questions about what your policies cover, contact your insurance agent.