Kansas City Scout


Friday, March 15, 2013

Don't Rely On The Luck Of The Irish To Get You Home Safely
Call A Cab…Don’t Get Behind The Wheel If You’re Buzzed!!

Posted by Nancy Powell,
KC Scout TMC Supervisor
The snow has melted and spring fever is in the air!  With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon and the Big 12 in town, everyone’s got merriment on their minds!  If your celebration style involves alcohol, please don’t use poor judgment and think you are capable of driving a vehicle even if only “buzzed.”   Taxi service is widely available and compared to the costs of being involved in a DWI, it’s a good investment!
The festivities are in full swing today in the Power & Light District!  Big Games!  Big Brews!  Celebrate responsibly!  If you are a non-drinker, volunteer to be the designated driver for your group of friends!  
KC's Westport District will be center stage for Irish Celebrations over the weekend!  Parades, food festivals, authentic Irish music and dancing! Enjoy it all without endangering yourself or others!  DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!
Throughout March, safety advertising in restaurants and bars across Missouri will remind patrons that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.  St. Pat’s themed posters, mirror clings and coasters serve as reminders of the importance of driving completely sober. Facebook fans can also pledge to drive sober, and try their luck at a photo caption contest to win gift cards.
There are no excuses for driving impaired. Drinking and driving is a lethal combination. If you cause a fatal crash while intoxicated, you can be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony resulting in up to seven years of prison time, a $5000 fine, or both.  Don’t risk it.