Be a Team Player, Designate a Driver
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release regarding their “Be a Team Player and Designate a Sober Driver” Super Bowl Sunday campaign. It’s no secret that post-game Super Bowl Sunday is a dangerous time to be out on the roadways. Even with law enforcement out in full force, drunk drivers are all over the roadways. Officials with the CHP are hoping to keep California roadways safer this year by encouraging partygoers to celebrate responsibly by designating sober drivers. Additionally, state and local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their presence on Super Bowl Sunday.
Super Bowl Sunday DUI Facts
• In 2012, there were nearly 225 drunk-driving related collisions on Super Bowl Sunday in California alone.
• Of those 225 collisions, eight resulted in deaths and 79 resulted in injuries.
• In 2012, 422 people were arrested by the CHP on Super Bowl Sunday for driving under the influence.
Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation, are calling on fans to celebrate responsibly this Super Bowl Sunday. This means that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Not only are drivers being held accountable, Transportation Secretary Foxx is calling on party hosts to watch out for their friends.
Plan Ahead for a Safe Ride Home
Partygoers are encouraged to plan ahead. Making a plan in advance will ensure you have a safe ride home at the end of the night. Your plans don’t have to be complicated either. It can be as simple as coordinating with a friend who plans to stay sober during the game. Pre-program a cab number into your phone, so you have a backup plan. Finally, if you’re in a pinch, camp out on the couch for the night.
After a Drunk Driving Accident
After an accident involving a drunk driver, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can stay on top of official investigative developments and make sure your best interests are being looked out for.