If you live near Charlotte or Pinehurst, here are links to the info you need on for St. Patrick's Day Parades in those areas.
North Carolina St. Patrick's Day Parades
Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m.
The Village of Pinehurst
Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m.
St. Patrick's Day Among Deadliest for Alcohol-Related Crashes
While St. Patrick's Day parades have offered fun and entertainment for all ages in year's past, it's a day of binge drinking for many. According to Wallethub, 75% of fatal drunk driving car crashes on St. Patrick's Day involve a driver who has consumed more than 2X the legal alcohol limit. The legal limit in NC is 0.08.
St. Patrick's Day is among the deadliest for alcohol-related crashes.
A National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) study found that alcohol-related crashes claimed a life every 51 minutes on St. Patrick's Day in 2010, accounting for 32% of all fatalities that occurred that day.
NC Sober Ride Services Take You and Your Car Home
We don't want to rain on anyone's St. Patrick's Day parade. We just want you to be safe getting to and from them (or any other event).
If you plan to drink, don't drive. If you plan to drive, don't drink. Designate a driver.
There are many services across North Carolina that offer designated rides home, and their rates are comparable to taxis, even cheaper in some cases. Whatever the cost, it's cheaper than a DWI or worse - hospital bills and a lawsuit.
Click here for a list of North Carolina's sober ride services in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Fayetteville and their surrounding communities and towns.
These services take you and your car home.
There's also Uber and Lyft in addition to local taxi services. Not only can they take you home, but you could take them to the parade and avoid any parking issues - or having to deal with other drivers who may have had one too many Guinness.
Get FREE Advice From NC Car Wreck Attorneys
Whatever you do and no matter where you are in North Carolina during St. Patrick's Day, we hope this information is helpful in your efforts to safely celebrate it. If you or someone you love was injured in a car wreck, whether or not it involved a drunk driver, contact an experienced car wreck lawyer.
Studies have shown that, on average, car accident victims who hired a personal injury lawyer to represent them received 3.5X more compensation for their loss than they would have on their own*.
Contact us now for a free case evaluation to see if we can help or call us at 1-866-900-7078.
* Insurance Research Council 1999