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St. Patrick's Day Drinking and Driving

St. Patrick’s Day
Drinking & Driving Resource Center

With nearly 32.3 million Americans claiming Irish descent, it’s no wonder St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s most popular holidays. Sadly, it has also become one of its deadliest. Data shows that DUIs, alcohol violations, and alcohol-involved crashes spike on this holiday, especially when it falls on a weekend.

This year, luck just isn’t going to cut it. Use these tools and resources to help raise awareness about the dangers of St. Patrick’s Day drinking.

This infographic highlights the unlucky truth about St. Patrick’s Day and drinking.

Help Spread the Word

Right-click and save the images and pair them with our sample social post copy to help spread the word
on St. Patrick’s Day drinking and driving.

Sample Social Post Copy

Even the luck of the Irish can’t save you from a DUI if you drink and drive. Help keep the roads safe by planning for a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day. #MakingADifference #StPatricksDay2024

This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t push your luck! If you drink, DON’T drive. #MakingADifference #StPatricksDay2024

The fourth leaf on your clover is your designated driver. Celebrate safely this St. Patrick’s Day. #MakingADifference #StPatricksDay2024

Unlucky Stats Social Images

CAM provided me an opportunity to learn how to participate in social activities without consuming alcohol.

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St. Patrick’s Day Alcohol and Driving Safety Resources

SCRAM CAM Programs Are Making a Difference

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays for drunk driving and alcohol-involved crashes. But it doesn’t have to be that way. More than 90% of high-risk drunk drivers supervised with SCRAM CAM said that their monitoring helped them stay sober during holiday periods. Learn more about how SCRAM CAM is driving compliance, accountability, and assessment in drunk and impaired driving programs across the country.