"Sure, I can drive. I've only had a couple drinks." "I'll only be driving a few miles. I'll be fine."
Have you ever heard these types of comments while hosting a party? Do you entertain during the holidays or other times throughout the year? If so, you need to know your responsibilities. If you entertain guests and serve alcohol, you're considered a ‘social host.' That means you can be held legally responsible if you serve alcohol to a person under the age of 21, and that person injures or kills someone while driving under the influence.
Even if your guests are adults and they're responsible for their own actions, it's still important to know the laws, understand the facts about drunk driving accidents, and consider ways to help keep your friends and family safe year-round.
We've compiled a list of resources to help you be a responsible party host. In 2011, 32 alcohol-related crashes occurred in Pennsylvania every day. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we don't want you or a loved one to become a drunk driving statistic.
View these links for information you need to know if you include alcohol in your celebrations:
Infographics are interesting ‘images' that offer facts and information in a way that is easy to read and digest. Take a look at our infographics relating to social hosts:
Follow these simple tips to help encourage people to drive safe and sober:
Planning to have a party? Download the Edgar Snyder & Associates Safe Party Host Kit, featuring:
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We encourage you to use these resources for your gatherings and share them with your family and friends.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we've seen lives ruined and families ripped apart due to drunk driving accidents. That's why drunk driving education is one of our largest community service efforts. It's our hope that we can help reduce the number of drunk driving tragedies.
Unfortunately, accidents involving alcohol do still occur. If you, or someone you love, become a victim of drunk driving, call our offices for help at 1-866-943-3427. Or, you can fill out the form at the top right of this webpage for a no obligation, free legal consultation. We're here around the clock to help if you ever need legal advice.