The Super Bowl is one of America’s most highly anticipated annual sports events. Friends, families and fans gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate and cheer on their favorite team. As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and football fans across Wyandot County prepare for the game, the Wyandot County Safe Communities Coalition and local law enforcement want to remind you that – Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
NHTSA’s Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving while impaired could result in injury or death for you or others on the road.
Whether watching at a bar or hosting a party, before choosing to drink, choose your team’s MVP – a sober designated driver. Follow these safety tips for a safe Super Bowl weekend:
- Designate your sober driver, or plan another way to get home safely before the party begins.
- If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home. Call a friend, or family member to come and get you.
- Hosting a party? Host responsibly and have plenty of snacks, water, and other alcohol-free beverages. Prepare special items for MVP’s: the designated drivers. Be prepared for unexpected “tipsy” overnight guests.
- Take keys. Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink.
Be a team player… designate a sober driver before kick-off. Failure to do so could result in severe penalties. Remember to buckle up; it’s your best defense against a drunk driver in a crash.
For more information, please visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.