In an effort to reduce impaired driving and pedestrian crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is promoting safety as part of a statewide St. Patrick’s Day enforcement period which runs from March 9-18.
Although less people may choose to celebrate publicly and will instead enjoy themselves at home with family. PennDOT is encouraging the public to limit the amount of travel on the roads and be aware of possible impaired drivers.
Motorists who are planning to travel while celebrating are urged to exercise caution as well as designate a sober driver.
Pedestrians are reminded to practice safe behaviors including designating a “sober walker” to ensure all parties make it to their destination safely. The public is reminded of the option to utilize ride share apps to help them get to and from their destination.
In an effort to promote safe behaviors during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the Highway Safety Network, in partnership with the Berks County DUI Taskforce, created a video to dispel some common DUI myths.
Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday safely by being responsible and putting your safety and the safety of others first.