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Palos Park police warn drivers to stay safe on St. Patrick’s Day

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Help us to keep Palos Park’s roads the safest in the nation by planning ahead to stay safe on March 17.

Palos Park police are encouraging folks to plan ahead for a safe ride home and urge everyone to have a plan this St. Patrick’s Day. If you plan on drinking, designate a sober driver. A day of celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy because of impaired driving.   St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road.

Choosing to drive drunk can ruin or end the life of the driver and others around them. If you are in Palos Park and had too much to drink, call us we will get you home safely, you can contact Chief Joe Miller’s Cell phone at 259-1035 and he will get you home safely.

Chief Miller noted, “If there’s anything we can do to make sure people don’t drink and drive, that’s what we want to do. We just want people to have a good time, but be responsible.”

Palos Park Police and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends the following these steps for enjoying a safe holiday without jeopardizing lives on the road.

  • Before the festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night.
  • Before you start drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, use public transportation, or contact Chief Joe Miller’s Cell phone at 259 1035 and he will get you home safely.

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