I want you to be safe and the Patriots to be winners. No matter who wins the game make sure you are not a loser.
Football fans across America will celebrate the country’s most watched national sporting event, Super Bowl LI, on Sunday, February 5.
As far back as 2003, a study of U.S. collision data performed by University of Toronto researchers uncovered a 41% increase in motor vehicle collisions in the hours following the Super Bowl. The study compared data from 27 Super Bowl Sundays with that of the Sundays preceding and following the big game from 1975 to 2001. The first hour immediately following the Super Bowl was the worst, with the collision rate jumping 70%. There was a 10% drop in the collision rate during the game itself, presumably because far fewer people were on the road on that time drunk driving statistics from 2015 showed that 10,265 people—29 per cent of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States that year—were killed in crashes that involved an impaired driver.
A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, but even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times enough to make driving unsafe.
Fans that have been drinking should secure a safe ride home by designating a sober driver, or calling a taxi or Uber.
If you plan to drink:
- Make a plan BEFORE you leave your house of how you will get home.
- If you plan to get a ride with a designated sober driver, make sure you know they have not consumed any alcohol at all. Help friends find a safe way to get home too.
Seat belts save lives. ARRIVE ALIVE