St. Patrick's Day is one of the deadliest days of year because of drunk driving. In 2013, there were 31 people killed and hundreds injured in drunk-driving crashes on St. Patrick's Day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that on Saint Patrick's Day from 2009 to 2013, there have been 276 drunk-driving fatalities.
The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. The new app offers enhanced features, allowing users to "Map a Spot" with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a "List of Spots" to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California, including Fresno. Each establishment offers one or more free items to the Designated Sober Driver, from non-alcoholics drinks to appetizers. You can easily order a sober ride from Uber!
Fresno Police are cracking down on drunk drivers over the St. Patrick’s Day, so if you plan to drink, please don’t drive. If you are pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, protect your rights and contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.