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In 2012, Americans spent $4.6 billion celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Ten percent of that was spend on beer for the 20 percent of Americans who celebrate the holiday by drinking alcohol.

Guinness is the drink of choice on the big day — 13 million pints are consumed on the day. Compare that to the 5.5 million pints consumed on a normal day. Unfortunately, some people go overboard with the beer.

In 2009, 103 traffic deaths occurred on St. Patrick's Day. Of those, 47 people were killed in crashes that involved at least one driver with blood alcohol content over the legal limit. Binge drinking is another dangerous activity that gets out of hand on St. Patrick's Day. More than 38 million U.S. adults are binge drinkers and most lie between the ages of 18 and 34. Drinking too much contributes to more than 54 injures and diseased, including those related to car crashes, violence, and STDs.

In this infographic, InsuranceQuotes.com takes a look at St. Patrick's Day and the danger of partying too hard.
St. Patrick’s Day

From: Bankrate Insurance’s InsuranceQuotes.com

St. Patrick's Day Parade of Facts [Infographic] 2

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Brian Wallace/a> is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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Brian Wallace/a> is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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