Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. Many people in the Boca Raton area will be attending a Super Bowl party to watch the game, debate the best commercials, and put in their opinion about the latest New England Patriots cheating scandal. These events are typically accompanied by a lavish spread of food and freely flowing alcohol.
While the Super Bowl doesn’t necessarily rival New Years Eve, Halloween, or July 4th in terms of alcohol consumption, it is most probably in the second tier of heavy drinking events. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranks Super Bowl Sunday as one of the most dangerous times of the year for drunk driving fatalities. NHTSA figures for 2012 indicated that 43% of all fatal car accidents on Super Bowl Sunday were caused by drunk driving, while an average day only sees 31% of fatal accidents linked to drunk driving.
The big take away from this statistic is that you need to take extra precautions to avoid a car accident with a drunk driver after the Super Bowl. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe on the day of the big game:
- Host a Super Bowl party so that you don’t have to be on the road at all
- If you’re going to someone else’s party, make sure you have a designated driver
- Be on the lookout for drivers exhibiting erratic behavior commonly occurring among drunk drivers — keep a safe following distance from these people
- Report any drivers that seem to be intoxicated to the police
If you are planning on hosting a Super Bowl party, make sure none of your guests drive home drunk. Either call them a taxi or let them stay over.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. With a decade of experience fighting for car accident victims, Michael Grife will make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Please contact the Grife Law Firm using the form on the side of the page or call (561) 998-0770 today to schedule your free car accident consultation. Mr. Grife serves clients in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout Florida.