“Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” is looking forward to St Paddy’s Day and Easter which is approaching fast and I am sure everyone is excited to get together with friends and families and have some Green Beer and then Easter Dinner in the following week. Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day weekend is traditionally the potato planting weekend in Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in all of Ireland as well as in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. At Sober Girls Designated Drivers we are excited to announce our participation and our second year in the St Paddy’s Day Parade downtown Vancouver on Sunday March 13th, 2016. Did you know the first St. Patrick’s day parade in New York dates back to 1762 and it is now the largest and longest in the world. Be prepared for St Paddy’s Day and Easter because if you host a party you can be held liable in a court of law if someone you serve ends up in an at fault impaired-driving crash. The best way to avoid tragedy is to collect vehicle keys to keep inebriated guests from recklessly leaving or let guests sleep on your couch. If your guests are adamant he/she can’t stay offer a taxi if they have their vehicle with them call “Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” we are offering discounted rides for the entire month of March. The luck of the Irish may be with you this St Paddy’s Day, but don’t think that gives you an excuse to drink and drive. In the days leading up to St Patrick’s Day local law enforcement in and around the Greater Vancouver area will be stepping up their campaign against drunk driving. For those heading out for a night of St. Patrick’s fun, that means zero tolerance for impaired drivers who have had one too many alcoholic drinks. Remember, the cost of a quick Sober Girls ride pales in comparison to that of a DUI or a vehicular manslaughter charge. During Easter holiday and spring break. “Planning your trip in advance, obeying the speed limits, and ensuring your vehicle is in good operating condition will help improve your safety on the road,” Last Easter roadblocks in the lower mainland were evident everywhere and according to law enforcement speed and alcohol remain the main reasons for road accidents during holidays. “The real reason people should not drive under the influence is the fact that they might cause the death of someone.
Here are some useful tips for driving in the month of March:
• adhere to the speed limit
• never drive under the influence of alcohol
• avoid use of cell phones while driving
• ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy
• do not maneuver your vehicle where it is not safe to do so
• take regular breaks from driving
• buckle up, safety belts save lives
Whatever your plans are this St Paddy’s day and this Easter weekend plan ahead, be responsible and don’t drink and drive because a Taxi, Uber, and “Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” are here to help get you and your loved ones home in one piece.