Staying Safe on Super Bowl Sunday
The San Diego Chargers didn’t make it this year, but it’s safe to say plenty of football fans from San Diego gather this Sunday for beer, snacks, and Super Bowl 50. While Super Bowl Sundays can be counted on to draw millions of viewers and inspire countless parties across America, they also can be counted on for slightly more sobering statistics. In fact, according to a study by the Automobile Club of Southern California, there are 75% more drunk driving accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than other non-holiday Sundays in January and February—this equates to about 28 more drunk driving accidents in just one day.
Combatting Drunk Driving
Even large brewing companies are being proactive with anti-drunk driving campaigns. This year, Budweiser enlisted the help of the classy Helen Mirren to get across the point that drunk driving is never acceptable. She elegantly cuts drunk drivers down to size saying, “If you drive drunk, you, simply put, are a short-sighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting, human form of pollution. A Darwin-award-deserving, selfish coward. If your brain was donated to science, science would return it.” Well put, Helen Mirren, well put.
Drunk driving is never acceptable and always risks others’ lives. If you or a loved one have suffered a car accident due to a drunk driver, contact our San Diego car accident attorneys.
Tips for a Safe Super Bowl Sunday
Small changes in how you celebrate Super Bowl 50 can add up to a big impact.
Remember, drunk driving is completely preventable.
Drivers pay attention! These tips will ensure a safe Super Bowl Sunday:
- A taxicab is cheaper than a DUI lawsuit. If you are unable to safely or legally operate your vehicle, get a designated driver to take you home.
- Seat belts save lives. This often repeated mantra holds true. Wearing a seatbelt can be the difference between life and death in drunk driving incidents
- Teamwork makes the dream work. Everyone would say they’d like to see a drunk driving-free Super Bowl Sunday. Keep your friends accountable and don’t let them drive drunk.
- EAT, drink, and be merry. One of your biggest allies in pacing your alcohol intake is food. Sample all the Super Bowl snacks at the party! If anyone asks, it’s for their own safety.
Be a super Super Bowl host. Remember these tips for a successful night:
- You hold the keys to safety. Literally, you could! Consider taking car keys from all your guests and returning them only to sober guests and designated drivers on their way out.
- Diversity makes for a better America. Diversity is what makes America great. Diversifying your food selection to include high protein snacks and non-alcoholic options could keep America safe.
- Fortune favors the designated. Motivate designated drivers to stay designated by offering them the best game viewing seats and their mocktail of choice. They’ll enjoy the special treatment.
Call Our San Diego Car Accident Attorneys for the Help You Need
Injuries and fatalities caused by drunk driving are entirely preventable. As all motorists have a legal obligation to reduce risks of preventable accidents, drunk drivers can be held accountable for their actions and liable for the harm they cause victims. If you or your loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, allow a San Diego personal injury attorney from The McClellan Law Firm to review your case and explain how we can help recover the compensation you deserve.