This weekend includes one of the most anticipated days of the year for sports fans. Super Bowl Sunday is a great time to come together at a friend or family member’s home and cheer on your favorite team. But while the day can be a lot of fun, it can also prove extremely dangerous for drivers on the road who are often surrounded by others who may be driving under the influence.
While there is no harm in enjoying yourself during the Super Bowl, the increase in consumption of alcohol and the number of people on the roads also increases the risk of drunk driving accidents on our roadways. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest drinking days of the year, and it is estimated that Americans will consume 325 million gallons of beer during the big game. And, drunk driving incidents increase by 22% on game day
attorney Ray Schlegel of Caddell Reynolds visited the set of Good Day NWA to discuss Super Bowl safety tips. A video clip of his appearance is available below.
- Have a Designated Driver – Make sure to have a sober designated driver before going to the game. Plan this ahead of time.
- Use Car Services – A safe car ride is only one click away! Don’t risk your life or the lives of others, just use a car service to make sure you and your friends get home safe.
- Take Public Transit – On Super Bowl Sunday, look into using a train, bus or subway to get to your destination.
- Pace Yourself– In between drinking alcohol, make sure to alternate and drink water and make sure to eat to help absorb the alcohol.
- Phone a Friend – If you need a ride home and a friend or family member is sober and can pick you up, give them a call.
- Report It – If you see a drunk driver on the road, immediately call the police.
Whatever your plans are this Super Bowl weekend, make sure to make safety a priority, and have fun!
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