We all know that this weekend will be full of celebrating and GOOD because we all deserve it. I only ask you take the time to read this and make your travel plans in advance this weekend. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in the past five years 851 people died in motor vehicle crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Of that number, 327 were killed in crashes that involved a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.

So this weekend I would consider it a personal favor if you designated a driver, used CDTA buses or even cab it. Martin, Harding and Mazzotti are once again providing free cab rides all weekend. all you have to do is call 1-800-LAW-1010 and they will get you a ride from Yankee Doodle Taxi, Black & White Cab System, Capitaland Taxi, Spindle City Taxi, Yellow Cab, Acme Taxi and Latham Circle Taxi free of charge. So you have no excuse. Be good at being bad and don't drink and drive.