NHTSA on Super Bowl Safety 2021
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to get the word out about Super Bowl safety before the big game this year. While public safety advocates do expect fewer in-person celebrations due to COVID-19, they’re still reminding people to make responsible decisions if they plan to celebrate with alcohol.
Unfortunately, the Super Bowl has become synonymous with a spike in drunk driving crashes. Although many people will likely be staying home to watch the Super Bowl this year, some may still plan to go out to small celebrations. If you do plan on going out to watch the Super Bowl, make sure to have a safe ride home if you’ve been drinking. It doesn’t matter whether you designate a driver or use a ridesharing app, just get home safely.
Make a Plan Ahead of Time
The best way to get home safely at the end of a night is to make a plan ahead of time. This plan could be as simple as designating a driver or calling a cab. Don’t wait until the 4th quarter to try to find a ride home. Now more than ever, it’s critically important to have a plan in place ahead of time.
It’s also a good idea to have a backup plan. What if your ride falls through? Can you use a ridesharing app? You could also pre-program a cab company’s number into your phone, so it’s easy to dial when the time comes. You don’t need barriers to getting home safely. Have a plan, and have a backup plan.
What About Party Hosts?
If you’re hosting a small, socially-distanced, outdoor get together for the Super Bowl, make sure all of your guests have plans to get home safely. Always keep an eye on guests and serve plenty of food, water, and other non-alcoholic drinks. Don’t be afraid to ask how somebody is getting home. They might not have a plan, but a few minutes of your time arranging a ride could save their lives or the lives of others.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Southern California
The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. wishes everybody a Safe and Happy Super Bowl weekend, and if you have been injured in a crash by a drunk or drugged driver in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact our office at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.