There is not yet a winner for Super Bowl LIII, but, we know who is on the short list for the MVP. Give up? It’s the designated driver.
Start putting your playbook together now for Super Bowl LIII. Observe the following if you are planning to host a Super Bowl Party:
- Seek out your MVPs, the designated drivers, before the game begins. Make sure they are treated well and have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages from which to choose.
- Serve plenty of food, water, and other non-alcoholic beverages to all party guests.
- Encourage your guests to pace themselves… deliver new foods at intervals throughout the game.
- Prepare your home for unexpected overnight guests that may have had too much to drink or prearrange safe, sober rides home for guests.
- Don’t be afraid to take the keys from a tipsy party-goer.
- Never serve to underage guests, including your own children. You could be held liable for any damage, injury, or death caused by an underage driver. In fact, you could face jail time for hosting a party where people under the age of 21 were served.
The average weight of an NFL player is 247 pounds. The average weight of a midsize car, SUV or small truck is nearly 3,500. In 2017, there were 10,874 people killed on U.S. roadways in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes, which accounted for 29 percent of all crash fatalities. The likelihood of surviving a hit by an NFL player on Super Bowl Sunday is higher than surviving a hit by a vehicle.
Wherever you are celebrating the Super Bowl, make sure your MVP, your designated driver is actually sober before getting in the car. Ensure all passengers are buckled up. Seatbelts are your best defense in the event of a crash. Be a team player. Ride safe. Ride sober. Fans don’t let fans drive drunk.