OLDHAM COUNTY POLICE
Super Bowl Sunday is one of America’s biggest and most entertaining national sporting events as friends and families gather to socialize and watch the big game. Yet, it is also one of the Nation’s most dangerous days on the roadways due to impaired driving.
In 2007, fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes accounted for 32 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities. On Super Bowl Sunday (12:01 a.m. Sunday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), 48 percent of the fatalities occurred in crashes where a driver or motorcycle rider had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 or higher.
That’s why the Oldham
County and LaGrange Police Department announced today that they are
joining forces with the National Football League (NFL), the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other State and local highway
safety and law enforcement officials to remind everyone to act responsibly
by designating a sober driver if they plan to celebrate with alcohol on
Super Bowl Sunday.
Impaired-driving crashes—and fatalities—can be prevented. Designating a sober driver should be on the top of everyone’s Super Bowl party list, but there are other ways you can help save lives, too.
If you are hosting a Super Bowl party:
If you are attending a Super Bowl party or watching at a sports bar or restaurant:
Impaired driving is no accident nor is it a victimless crime. In 2007, nearly 13,000 people died in highway crashes involving an impaired driver or motorcycle rider with an illegal BAC level of .08 or higher.
Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is simply not worth the risk because the consequences are serious and real. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant.
Please act responsibly. Pass your keys to a sober driver before the big game begins. And remember, real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.