St. Louis drivers urged not to rely on dumb luck in avoiding car accidents this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Louis drivers urged not to rely on dumb luck in avoiding car accidents this St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish headquarters of St. Louis, Dogtown, will draw many celebrators this Thursday for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, causing an increased risk for drunk driving and St. Louis car accidents.

St. Louis personal injury lawyers urge residents and visitors to safely celebrate the Irish holiday this weekend. Unfortunately, St. Patrick’s Day has a history of drunk driving accidents.


Drunk driving continues to be one of Missouri’s most-often-committed and deadliest crimes and is often committed on St. Patrick’s Day.

The St. Louis Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Thursday, March 17th on Tamm Avenue. The real party begins afterward, but good luck getting into any of the bars or restaurants, like Seamus McDaniels, Pat’s Bar & Grill, or Colombo’s Cafe.

Many celebrators will be out not only enjoying the long weekend, but the green beer as well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 103 St. Patrick’s Day car accident fatalities in 2009.

St. Louis Today would like to offer you some tips in staying safe this St. Patrick’s Day weekend:

-If the host of a party, offer plenty on nonalcoholic beverages to guests.

-Stop serving alcohol one hour before the end of the festivities.

-Remember to designate a driver before heading out.

-If you encounter an impaired driver call police with information: car make, model, year, color, location, description of the driver.

“Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk,” says Allstate Insurance’s West Central Regional Sales Leader. “Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can be significant.”

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, contact the St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer Ryan. R. Cox has the knowledge and experience to help to fight for your rights. Call us at 636-946-6886 of contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

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