Pledge to be Safe this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has become a celebration of Irish culture in which people of all backgrounds take part in the festivities, which often include alcohol.  But far too often, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations end in tragedy because of drunk driving.

That’s why this year we’re asking everyone to take a pledge:


Designated drivers save lives! Show your friends how much you care by not drinking alcohol this St. Patrick’s Day and volunteering to get them home safely. Take the pledge »


This St. Patrick's Day, make sure to plan ahead for a safe way home, and don’t drive after drinking.  Take the pledge »

Then share your pledge on Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know you’ll be the DD (non-drinking designated driver), or that you vow not to drink and drive this St. Patrick’s Day, and encourage them to do the same.

MADD wants you to enjoy the holiday, but more importantly, we want everyone to get home safe.  So before you dress in green and attend any Irish-themed parties or parades, make plans for a safe and sober way home or an overnight stay if you’re drinking.