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Each St. Patrick's Day, the world consumes 13 million pints of Guiness.* This is no surprise, as St. Patrick's day is the fourth-most popular drinking holiday.* As with anytime alcohol is consumed in excess, it's important to take note of safety risks while you're out celebrating yesterday's holiday this weekend.
An alcohol-related car crash causes a death every 46 minutes on St. Patrick's Day.* Here's what you can do to reduce your risk.
"At least one-half of all violent crimes involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, the victim or both," reports the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (of course, noting that while a person's alcohol consumption increases their risk of being assaulted, the victim is in no way responsible). Here's how to protect yourself.
By keeping these safety tips in mind, you can maximize your enjoyment this St. Patrick's Day celebration. Have fun!
* Wallet Hub, St. Patrick's Day Statistics