MISSOURI COALITION FOR ROADWAY SAFETY WANTS MOTORISTS TO BE SAFE DURING ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to make sure that luck doesn’t run out on area motorists by providing a reminder for those to plan ahead for a sober ride home during this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

According to the agency, area motorists have various options available to get home safe. A few options include designating a sober driver and calling a cab or using public transportation.

Preliminary data from 2017 indicates that 185 people were killed and 592 seriously injured in crashes involving at least one substance-impaired driver, with 51 of the drivers being under the age of 21. Missouri’s Zero Tolerance Law states that drivers under 21 years old caught with even a trace of alcohol in their system will have their licenses suspended.

Besides driving completely sober, motorists are advised to put their cell phones down while driving and always buckle up.

To learn more, visit the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety website at savemolives.com.