Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk: Make a Game Plan for Super Bowl LVIII and Commit to Sober Driving
Creek County-Who will you be rooting for during Super Bowl LVIII? We'll be rooting for you! Whether you're hosting a Super Bowl party or attending one, everyone has an important job to do: Help keep drunk drivers off the road so we can all make it home safely on game night. During Super Bowl LVIII, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) to remind football fans everywhere that Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk.
This year's Super Bowl LVIII is on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Get ahead of the game and create your game plan now. If you're going out to a Super Bowl party and you plan to drink alcohol, make sure you plan for a designated driver to get you home safely at the end of the night. If you're hosting a party, prepare plenty of food and non-alcoholic drink options for your guests, especially for the designated drivers. If you're a designated driver, be the night's MVP and keep that commitment front and center.
"The Super Bowl is a special night each year to come together to celebrate, but we need responsible drivers on our roads," said OHSO Director Paul Harris. "If you are planning to be away from home during Super Bowl, make a game plan to ensure you don't find yourself without a designated driver if you need one. If you're hosting a party, make sure you take care of your designated drivers. Remind your friends and family: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk."
Everyone should know by now that it is illegal to drive impaired. More than 13,000 people are killed in drunk-driving crashes annually, and nearly one person is killed every 39 minutes nationwide. In fact, fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes increased from 14% to 31% in recent years.
Drunk driving can have a range of consequences, including the possibility of causing a traumatic crash. These crashes could cause you, someone you love, or a total stranger to suffer serious injuries or even death. Help set up your team - your friends, family, and other party-goers - for a night of success.
Host a Winning Party If you're hosting a party for this year's Super Bowl, prepare plenty of snacks and nonalcoholic drinks for your guests and the designated drivers. Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance.
Another important reminder: Never serve alcohol to minors. If an underage person drinks and drives, the person who provided the alcohol can be held liable for any damage, injury, or death caused by the underage driver.
Be the DD MVP If you're planning to be a designated driver, know that you're the night's MVP. Commit to a sober evening. If you are attending a party or are at a bar or restaurant, enjoy the food, the company, and the nonalcoholic drinks. If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. Remember: You're the night's quarterback, and others are relying on you.
Have a Game Plan There are plenty of options to help impaired drivers get home safely, such as designating a sober driver or calling a rideshare. If you see a drunk driver on the road, do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement.
It's simple: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk. If you drive drunk, you lose. Make a commitment today to refrain from drunk driving. For more information, visit www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving.
Established by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1967, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office works closely with local, state, and federal partners to combat the increase in the number and severity of traffic crashes and fatalities.
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office is a division of the
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.