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Don’t Let A DUI Arrest Ruin Your Super Bowl Party Fun PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 January 2014 17:54

The Super Bowl football game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawkls on Sunday, Feb. 2, will inspire countless parties and festivities in homes, bars and restaurants all over the Southland. But after the game, various police agencies are seek to insure safe travel on the roadways.

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will join forces with the Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force to provide saturated patrols in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County.

But every regularly scheduled patrol officer working will also be vigilant for the tell-tale signs of impaired driving before, during and after the game. “For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days of the year,” said Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab. “Have a great time, but please don’t allow the celebration to result in a drunk driving arrest. Act responsibly, designate a sober driver before the Super Bowl party begins and leave your car keys at home.

” Nationally in 2012, alcoholimpaired- driving crashes took 10,322 lives, according to law enforcement officials. Californians witnessed 802 deaths in DUI crashes on their streets and highways. These crashes were 31 percent more likely to occur on weekends than on weekdays. Besides choosing a designated driver, the task force offered other safety tips.

If you are attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a bar or restaurant:

❏ 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 cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or just stay for the night

❏ Use your community’s sober ride program

❏ And remember, your seat belt is your best defense against a drunk driver in a crash

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party:

❏ Make sure all your guests designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange for alternate transportation to ensure they get home safely

❏ Serve food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party

❏ Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert

❏ Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much to drink Enjoy the game. But be able to enjoying coming home from the game.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:49