In an effort to make this Sunday really super and safe, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind everyone to designate a sober driver for your Super Bowl Party. The Coalition's message this year is Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
The Super Bowl is one of America’s most highly anticipated sports and party events of the year. Leanna Depue, with the Missouri Coalition, says that in 2013, there were 198 people killed on Missouri roadways in crashes involving a substance-impaired driver.
The coalition offers the following party plans to make sure you and your guests arrive home safely this Sunday night.
* If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports 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, then 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.
* Never let friends drive if they’re had too much to drink.
* If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take the keys and help them make safe travel arrangements.
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party:
* Make sure all of 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.