Super Bowl XLVII Safety

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Super Bowl Safety

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and you start to plan your parties and events to watch the game, there are a few things to keep in mind. Thousands of people will gather in homes, bars, and restaurants to celebrate and watch the game, and then those people will all drive home. According to NHTSA, in 2011, 9,878 people were killed in alcohol impaired-driving crashes. These crashes were 31 percent more likely to occur on weekends rather than on weekdays.

No matter where you watch the game, remember that, “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.” Before choosing to drink, make sure you choose a MVP-a sober designated driver who can take you home safely after the game. If you do not have a designated driver, then plan another way to get home safe or call a sober friend, cab, or family member to come and get you. Never let your friends get behind the wheel if they have been drinking. Even buzzed driving is still drunk diving.

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party, consider to stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and serve non-alcohol beverages. Have numbers for cab companies for those who are not sober and keeps keys of those who have been drinking. Remember that your seat belt is your best defense against drunk driving in a crash.

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