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As Super Bowl LIV season begins, remember fans don't let fans drive drunk

 

Last updated 1/23/2020 at 2:10pm

Super Bowl LIV is right around the corner. This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with the Joliet Police Department to remind football fans and Super Bowl partygoers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving. Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, February 2, 2020. If your Super Bowl celebration involves alcohol, plan for a ride home with a sober driver. If you're hosting the party, take care of the designated drivers. We want to remind everyone that Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk.

Whether you're attending a party, hosting a party, 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. Remember that walking impaired can also be dangerous, so designate a sober friend to walk home with you. If you are driving, remember that sober driving isn't the only law that should be followed: Make sure you - and your driver - wear your seat belts.

If you're planning to be a designated driver, know that you're the night's MVP.

No matter what, do not drink any alcohol - people are relying on you. While at the party, enjoy the food, the company, and the non-alcoholic drinks. Encourage other designated drivers on social media using the hashtag #DesignatedDriver. Your positive influence could help keep other designated drivers on the right track.

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 this year's Super Bowl party, prepare plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests and the designated drivers. Get creative and try out some Super Bowl-themed snacks and beverages. Support your designated drivers, they're doing everyone a favor by keeping drunk drivers off the roads.

Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance, or help them coordinate with other partygoers' designated drivers. Remind your 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.

 

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