During the St. Patrick's Day holiday period, the risk of drunk driving accidents increases. The holiday falls on March 17th, but the weekends before and after St. Patrick's Day are also dangerous. While bars will be full of celebrators on the 17th, many people hold St. Patrick's Day parties on the weekends.
In addition to the 1.3 billion chicken wings Americans are estimated to consume at Super Bowl parties and bars this year, many people will consume alcohol -- and likely at higher rates than they normally do. Research by the company BACtrack shows that the average blood alcohol content (BAC) on Super Bowl Sunday is among the highest (.09 percent) of the year.