Some holidays are about food and family and presents, but St. Patrick’s Day, in all honesty, is mostly about drinking. Whether you are watching the parade or just hanging out with friends, the day will most likely not pass without a bottle of whiskey or a few pints of ale being involved. Unfortunately, this can make it one of the most dangerous holidays. You can, however, take some precautions to keep yourself safe during the celebrations, even if you do plan on having a pint or two.
Most importantly, do not drink and drive. If you are planning on drinking, do not drive! Designate a driver, buy a bus pass, hide cab fare in your shoe–whatever is necessary to ensure you have a safe way home at the end of the night. If you are the designated driver, that means no drinking, not even the celebratory glass of champagne. And just because you are sober does not mean you’re safe; there will be drunk drivers all over the road, so you need to be extra aware and make sure your defensive driving skills are at their best.
If you are not driving, but plan on drinking, there are other precautions you can take to help keep you safe. First of all, eat. Eating keeps you properly nourished, helps reduce your risk of alcohol poisoning, and slows the intoxication process so your evening can last much longer. Drinking water is another key, as it not only slows your intoxication, but it can also reduce the hangover effect the next day.
One sure way to keep yourself safe on any day is to have good insurance. Whether it is auto, home, life or health insurance, Legacy Insurance Partners in North Texas can help with all of your insurance needs.