Fans don't let fans drive drunk

Posted 2/9/22

The Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated parties of the year, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania DUI Association.

Super Bowl LVI is on Sunday, February 13. To keep drivers and …

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Fans don't let fans drive drunk

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The Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated parties of the year, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania DUI Association.

Super Bowl LVI is on Sunday, February 13. To keep drivers and partygoers safe on the roads, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with the PA DUI Association to remind football fans everywhere not to drive drunk.

Whether you’re heading out to a restaurant or a Super Bowl party, if your night involves drinking alcohol, make sure you plan for a designated driver to drive you home safely at the night’s end.

“We want our community members to enjoy Super Bowl festivities, but we also want responsible drivers on the road,” said C. Stephen Erni, executive director of the PA DUI Association. “If you are planning to be away from home during the Super Bowl, make a game plan to ensure you

don’t find yourself without a designated driver if you need one. If you’re hosting a party, make sure you take care of your designated drivers.”

Whether you’re attending a party, hosting one, or going out to a bar, keep safety at the forefront of your night. When it’s time to leave, make sure your designated driver is actually sober. If he or she has decided to drink, call a sober ride. If you are driving, remember that sober driving isn’t

the only law that should be followed: Make sure you — and your passengers — wear your seat belts.

If you’re planning to be a designated driver, no matter what, do not drink alcohol — people are relying on you. If you are attending a party or at a bar, enjoy the food, the company, and the nonalcoholic drinks. If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. Even if they make a fuss in the moment, they’ll thank you later.

If you’re hosting a party for this year’s Super Bowl, prepare plenty of snacks and nonalcoholic drinks for your guests and the designated drivers. Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance.

Remind drinking guests that they have a long evening ahead of them, and encourage them to pace themselves, to eat food and to drink plenty of water. Another important reminder: Never serve alcohol to minors. If an underage person drinks and drives, the person who provided the

alcohol can be held liable for any damage, injury, or death caused by the underage driver. In fact, you could face jail time if you host a gathering where alcohol is served to people under the age of 21.

For more information, visit https://www.padui.org/.

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