St. Patrick’s Day is a popular holiday celebrated in many parts of the world, including Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico. Unfortunately, it is also a day associated with an increased number of drunk driving accidents due to the increase of celebration parties and alcohol consumption. According to statistics, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays in the United States, with alcohol-related fatalities increasing significantly.
Each year, the U.S Department of Transportation releases data on the number of drunk driving accidents and fatalities that occur on St. Patrick’s Day. The data is a stark reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there were 1,775 alcohol-related crashes that resulted in death on St. Patrick’s Day in 2019. It is important to remember that each of these accidents could have been prevented, and this is on one day.
For St. Patrick’s Day 2023, Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers is excited to offer a safe ride home option. The “Take a Ride on Us” campaign offers an Uber discount code that is good for two rides per person, $10 off per ride. The program is only available in the Albuquerque area and has been successful in reducing the number of drunk driving accidents.
If you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year, it is important to make sure you have a plan to get home safely. This could mean designating a sober driver, using a ride-sharing service, or taking advantage of the “Take a Ride on Us” program.
Drunk driving accidents are a serious problem throughout New Mexico. While steps have been taken to reduce the number of accidents, it is important for individuals to take responsibility for their actions and make sure they do not drive under the influence of alcohol. By working together, we can help make New Mexico’s roads safer for everyone.
Learn more about the “Take a Ride On Us” campaign.
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers is a personal injury law firm that focuses on injury and wrongful death cases from drunk driving wrecks, 18-wheeler truck wrecks, oilfield and work injuries. We have offices in Albuquerque as well as in Texas.