Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk: 2020 Super Bowl Edition
Unfortunately, the Super Bowl has become well known for having a spike in injury-causing and fatal car crashes caused by drunk drivers, so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their anti-drunk driving Super Bowl campaign. The Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign is geared toward getting the word out about the dangers of drunk driving. In addition to the public safety campaign, law enforcement officers in California and throughout the nation will be increasing patrols on February 2, 2020. If cheering your team on involves alcohol this year, make sure you have a safe ride home.
U.S. Drunk Driving Crash Facts
- In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed in drunk-driving crashes in the U.S.
- Those fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all crash deaths for the year.
- On average, one alcohol-impaired driving fatality happened every 50 minutes in 2018.
- The estimated economic cost of all drunk-driving crashes in the U.S. in 2010 was $44 billion.
- Of the 2018 traffic fatalities among children 14 and younger, 22 percent occurred in drunk-driving crashes.
Plan Ahead For a Safe Ride Home on Super Bowl Sunday
Whether you’re going to a friend’s house or watching the big game at a bar, make sure you plan ahead for a safe ride home. If you’re going to enjoy the game with alcohol, designate a sober driver before you start drinking. Don’t wait until the last minute to try to find a ride. If you don’t have a designated driver, make an alternate plan. Alternate plans can include staying at a friend’s house, pre-programing a cab company’s number into your phone or using a rideshare app like Uber or Lyft.
Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers in San Diego
No matter what, don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Drinking and driving puts your life and the lives of others in danger. Furthermore, law enforcement officers are going to be out in full force looking for drunk drivers, so just play it safe and make a plan ahead of time.
The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. wishes everybody a Safe and Happy Super Bowl Sunday, and if you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact our office at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.