Super Bowl Sunday has become one of
Americaís biggest and most entertaining national sporting events as friends and
families gather to watch the big game each year and to enjoy all of the
festivities surrounding it. Yet, it is also one of the yearís most dangerous
days on the nationís roadways, due to impaired driving-related traffic crashes.
the Oldham County Police Department along with the LaGrange Police Department
are joining with other federal, state and local
highway safety and law enforcement officials to remind all of those who plan on
using alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday to act responsibly by designating a sober
driver before the big game begins.
Designating a sober driver before the
Super Bowl party begins and making sure friends donít drive drunk are just two
of several, simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for impaired
If you are attending a Super Bowl
starve yourself before or during the party. Enjoy the food as well as the
drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself Ė eat, take breaks,
alternate with non-alcoholic drinks;
Designate your sober driver before the party begins and give that person your
impaired, donít even think about getting behind the wheel. Ask a sober friend
for a ride home; call a cab, friend or family member to come and get you; or
stay where you are and sleep it off until you are sober;
- And remember, Friends
Donít Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave
your sight if you think they are about to drive while impaired.
If you are hosting a Super Bowl
lots of food -- particularly high-protein dishes -- and be sure to include
lots of non-alcoholic beverages;
serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game -- and begin
serving coffee and dessert;
sure all of your guests designate their drivers in advance, or help arrange
ride-sharing with sober drivers;
- Keep the numbers for local
cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of
driving while impaired.
Please remember to complete the pass
this Super Bowl Sunday. Give your keys to a sober, designated driver before the
big game begins.