ROSCOE, Ill. (WIFR) – The Roscoe police department is working to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving.
In 2016, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patty’s Day holiday period. March 17 has become a dangerous holiday on our nation’s roads.
Drivers should also keep an eye out for pedestrians who have had too much to drink. Walking while intoxicated can be deadly, as lack of attention to their surroundings could put pedestrians at risk of getting hit by a vehicle.
Remember, there are other people on the roads who want to get where they are going safely. Don’t let alcohol cause you to be a risk to yourself and others on the road.
Roscoe police wants to remind people to make a plan before they head out for St. Patrick’s Day parties. Consider being the sober designated driver for your friends. If you are planning to drink, plan a safe ride home.
The department recommends the following safe alternatives to drinking and driving:
Always remember to plan ahead. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home.
Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve only had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.
If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact the police.
Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.