The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting a campaign to keep us all safer on the roads this Super Bowl Sunday. “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” is intended to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving on this day when most of America is at a party to watch the game of the season.
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days of the year for drunk driving fatalities according to the NHTSA. On Super Bowl Sunday in 2012, 43 percent of deaths in car accidents involved drunk drivers compared to the average of 31 percent for the rest of the year. If you are drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, please don’t drive. Try these strategies to arrive home safely:
- Designate a sober driver before you ever get to the party. Have him or her pick you up so you won’t even have your car with you to be tempted to drive home.
- Program the number of a local taxi company into your phone so your ride home is just a call away.
- Walk to and from the party if it’s at a neighbor’s house. And designate a sober friend to walk you home.
- Plan public transportation in advance. Have the route and schedule with you.
- Stay the night at your friend’s house.
- Remember that tipsy is still intoxicated. If you’ve been drinking at all, please don’t drive.
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