Super Bowl Sunday (and Groundhog Day!) is almost upon us. While you’re thinking about the food and fun for the big day, you should also take the time to consider your Super Bowl Sunday Safety driving plan for the evening. Alcohol impaired traffic fatalities often spike on popular drinking holidays, like Super Bowl Sunday. Did you know that drinking violations by repeat drunk drivers jump an average of 22% on Super Bowl Sunday?
So, what should you do to ensure your safety? Have a game plan for Super Bowl Sunday Safety.
- Don’t drive buzzed or drunk. Ask a sober friend to drive you home, or call a ride sharing service. When you drive buzzed or drunk, you are unfocused, and incapable of making informed decisions. You will put yourself and everyone driving around you in danger. Driving under the influence (DUI) is not worth the risk. Another reason not to drive drunk? The penalties. Pennsylvania law enforcement has a zero-tolerance policy for intoxicated motorists and drunk driver collisions. If you are caught intoxicated behind the wheel, you will be arrested and prosecuted. Note that in Pennsylvania, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08% or higher.
- Don’t let your friends drive drunk. Be your group’s Most Valuable Player. If you see that a friend at your party has overindulged, don’t let them sit behind the wheel. At the end of the night, you or a sober friend can drive them home.
- DEFENSE! Drive defensively. You haven’t been drinking, but that doesn’t mean everyone out on the road is sober. Limit the distractions. Do not use a cell phone while driving. Your eyes should be on the road at all times. Also, wear a seatbelt. Your seatbelt is the first line of defense in reducing the impact of an accident.
Keeping these tips in mind, and structuring a game plan for the night will help you focus on what’s really important: your friends, the game, and of course, the food. Enjoy the evening responsibly. Your fans (family and friends)and fellow motorists will thank you.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, call Graham and Mauer, P.C. Our attorneys have experience in managing and helping clients with auto accident cases.