This February, officials are reminding motorists to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday weekend in a responsible manner by not driving under the influence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations drunk driving prevention campaign urges Super Bowl fans to not let other fans drive drunk.
Super Bowl Sunday is typically the largest celebratory weekend in February. Alcohol is a big part of the festivities so keep in mind these Super Bowl party safety tips:
Offer a variety of nonalcoholic beverages. Along with beer and other alcohol, give guests nonalcoholic options like juice, soda and water. Keep an eye on the amount of alcohol that goes into mixed drinks since they can be consumed quickly.
Give designated drivers the best seats. One way to encourage designated drivers is to save them seats with the best view of the game. Make sure you familiarize yourself with who is and is not a designated driver so that you can ensure designated drivers are well taken care of and having a good time.
Collect car keys when guests arrive. Trying to pry the car keys away from a drunk person when he or she wants to go home after the game may be a daunting task. Instead, have each driver hand over their car keys before the party begins. This way, you are in control as the host or hostess and have a plan of action in place.
Ask guests to designate a sober driver when they are invited. Prior to the party, ask guests to give you the name of a designated driver. If a guest cannot provide you with a name, have alternatives ready such as a taxi company or Uber. Letting a guest sleep in your home is another way to keep an intoxicated person from driving.
Provide coffee and dessert at the end of the third quarter Instead of serving alcohol into the fourth quarter, stop at the end of the third. Offer sweets and coffee or water to guests as an alternative.
Driving drunk can have serious or even fatal consequences for impaired drivers and anyone else on the highway.
If you have been the victim of a drunk driving accident, reach out to a personal injury attorney from the law offices of O’Connor, Acciani and Levy immediately to discuss your legal options.