Don't Rely on the Luck of the Irish, Plan Ahead for a Safe Way Home

For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night to go out and celebrate with friends and family.  Unfortunately, due to the large volume of drunk drivers, the holiday has also become very dangerous.  On St. Patrick’s Day in 2009, 37% of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers.

While the holiday is associated with Irish merriment and festive drinks, the safety message shouldn’t be lost.  Have fun, but don’t drink if you are under 21 years old and never get behind the wheel impaired.

Whether meeting a few friends at the local pub after work or attending a parade or party, if you plan on drinking alcohol, MADD wants you to make plans for a safe and sober way home or an overnight stay.  

Thank you, Orbitz for donating $1 to MADD for every download of the Hotels by Orbitz app for iPhone or iPad from noon on March 16, 2012 to noon on March 18, 2012.

Learn more about the Hotels by Orbitz iPhone app or iPad app.

You also can help get your friends home safely this St. Patrick's Day—just Give the Gift of a Designated Driver™ to someone you love. Create a personalized coupon and share a safe, sober ride home.