Are you a football fan? If so, you’re probably looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday. This year’s game will be held on February 7 in Santa Clara, California at the Levi’s® Stadium. Since Super Bowl Sunday is a huge drinking day, we want to warn you about the risks of drinking and driving on the biggest football day of the year.
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, make sure you act as the team captain! Be on high alert for guests who may try to drive home drunk and be sure to have a game plan ahead of time.
You can ask that your guests designate a sober driver before the party starts, or you can help them get rides home with sober drivers. If you aren’t a drinker, you can offer to give your guests a safe ride home.
Before the party you can download the app for a ride-sharing service, such as Uber or Lyft, and you can have the phone numbers of local cab companies on hand. That way, you can easily arrange rides for any of your guest who attempt to drive home after drinking.
Are you the designated driver?
If you have agreed to be the designated driver and you’re headed to a Super Bowl party or a sports bar, don’t let your friends down by drinking. You can still enjoy the party while drinking non-alcoholic beverages.
When you climb behind the wheel, don’t forget to wear your seatbelt and ensure that all of your passengers do the same. If you spot someone who you know has been drinking and they try to drive, grab their keys and ensure they find a safe ride home.
When You Plan to Drink
If you are planning on drinking, don’t drive. It’s better to spend the night on the host’s couch, catch a ride from Uber or Lyft, or have a sober driver take you home than it is to risk a DUI, or worse, crashing.
If you want to drink on Super Bowl Sunday, plan ahead. Figure out what you’re going to do to avoid drinking and driving. Whether that means walking home or hitching a ride from someone who won’t be drinking at all, anything’s better than risking a DUI or a crash on game day.
If you or someone you love is arrested for DUI on Super Bowl Sunday, or any other day of the year and you’re looking for a hard-hitting defense, contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.!