While we are all looking forward to a great game this Sunday, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is looking forward to a safe, sober free weekend. In 2010 there were 121 alcohol-related auto accidents which led to 66 injuries and 3 deaths.
The Governor’s Safety Patrol offers the following tips:
If you are hosting a Super Bowl party:
- Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers before kick-off or help arrange ride-sharing with other sober drivers.
- Serve plenty of food.
- Offer a variety of non-alcoholic choices like soft drinks, juice and water.
- Only serve alcohol to guests over 21 years of age.
Add the numbers of local cab companies into your phone so they are just one touch away.
If you are attending a Super Bowl party or watching at a sports bar or restaurant:
- Designate your sober driver before the party begins and leave your car keys at home if you plan to drink.
- Before you go out, add the numbers for local cab companies in your cell phone so if you find yourself in need of a ride, it is just one touch away.
- Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself—eat enough food, take breaks and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
- Take appropriate steps to prevent anyone from driving while impaired. Remember, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
- Always buckle up – it’s your best defense on the road.
The article can be read here.
We wish you and your family a very safe, fun-filled weekend. In the event that you are a victim of a personal injury, contact the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood immediately so we may discuss your legal rights.
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