Don’t Be a St. Patty’s Day DUI Statistic - Uber Gift Card Giveaway | KNR
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March 12, 2018

KNR to Hold a St. Patrick’s Day Uber Gift Card Giveaway Outside of Flannery’s Pub in Downtown Cleveland. 

St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s most widely celebrated holidays and even if your ancestors don’t hail from the Emerald Isle, it’s anticipated that on March 17th at least a few pints of green beer will be enjoyed. This year, St. Patty’s Day will fall on a Saturday and when you couple the normal merriments with the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, getting home safe may require more than just luck.

These festivities are long-looked forward to, especially across Ohio. And with a day full of parades, Irish music, funny green hats, and a few drinks with friends, it’s easy to overlook the potential risks. Every year, when the parties inevitably end, Ohio’s roadways become perilous and other drivers are often put in harm’s way.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA), in 2016, more than 10,000 Americans died because of drunk driving, and the St. Patrick’s Day holiday alone saw the loss of 60 lives in drunk-driving crashes. So, to encourage people to think ahead and get home safely this St. Patrick’s Day, the Ohio car accident lawyers with Kisling, Nestico & Redick will be standing out amongst the crowd outside of Flannery’s Pub in downtown Cleveland, giving away 50 Uber gift cards, valued at $20.00 each.

“We see the aftermath of these crashes all-too-often. Drunk driving accidents can rip families apart and devastate lives. We want people to have fun, but we also want them to enjoy March 18th,” says KNR Managing Partner Rob Nestico.

For your chance at an Uber gift card, Partners Josh Angelotta and Tom Vasvari will be at the Cleveland landmark starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018. They will be wearing red Team KNR shirts and will give gift cards to anyone who says the password: KNR Cares.

Flannery’s Pub is located at 323 E. Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 781-7782.

For more information about Team KNR’s other community support activities, please visit /community/ or call 1-800-HURT-NOW.

KNR Tips for a Fun & Safe St. Patrick’s Day

Remember, even one drink can alter your decision-making capability and diminish your ability to safely operate a vehicle. This not only puts you in legal danger of receiving a DUI if you are pulled over by the police, it also puts your safety and the safety of others at risk. In addition to time behind bars and the loss of your license, a first-time DUI arrest can cost thousands of dollars in fines, and the damage from a 100 percent preventable DUI accident can often not be undone.

Aside from winning an Uber gift card through KNR, here are a few other tips for a safe and enjoyable St. Patty’s Day:

  • Plan Ahead and Designate a Driver – Whether you use a rideshare program, like Uber or plan on having a friend drive, make sure a clear understanding is in place before the party starts. If you find yourself alone during the night, you can use the NTHSA’s SafeRide app to get a taxi or use your area’s public transportation options.
  • Know Your Limits and Keep Tabs on Your Friends – Drinking too much is never advisable and can be detrimental to your health. Generally, men should not imbibe more than five alcoholic beverages in succession. For females, the number is three. However, these are approximations and it is usually a good idea to consume water between alcoholic drinks. Additionally, alcohol tends to reduce a person’s inhibitions and may contribute to dangerous behavior. If one of your friends wants to drive, despite being intoxicated or buzzed, it’s better to put them in a cab or Uber, even if they claim to be fine.
  • Walking Home Can Also be Dangerous – Walking home from the corner pub is a popular option after a night out, but this also comes with some risk. Inebriated individuals still need to be aware of their surroundings. Most intoxicated driver accidents occur between midnight and 6 a.m. and do not exclude pedestrian involved collisions. In 2016, 34 percent of the pedestrians killed in crashes had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. You can always ask a sober friend to walk with you or arrange for a sober ride.

Despite all the planning in the world, you can’t control the actions of others on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving related car accident, call the experienced Ohio car accident lawyers with KNR. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW or submit a request online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.