The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are ready to battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 50. Super Bowl Sunday is widely considered to be one of the biggest party days of the year. However, it is also one of the most dangerous days to be on the road, as the chances of being involved in an accident with a drunk driver significantly increases.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40% of deaths in car crashes on Super Bowl Sunday are linked to drunk driving. Drunk driving has become such a concern that Budweiser is using one of its prime Super Bowl commercial slots as a PSA against drunk driving featuring Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren. In the ad, the self-proclaimed, “notoriously frank and uncensored British lady” chastises anyone who chooses to drive drunk as, “a short-sighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting, human form of pollution.” Who can argue with that assessment?
There are plenty of steps you can take to keep yourself, your friends and your family safe on game day. If you know you will be drinking during the big game, be sure to have an alternate means of transportation ready to get you home at the end of the night. Plenty of communities, companies and organizations will have special programs running to drive people safely to their destinations. If you are hosting a party, have the contact information for cab companies and Uber drivers handy for guests who may be too intoxicated to drive.
Being proactive against drunk driving is an important step. Regrettably, there are still fans and partygoers who do not heed the warnings when it comes to this potentially deadly behavior. If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash with a drunk driver, you need an attorney to stand up for you. Please contact an experienced lawyer at Finz & Finz, P.C., to make these irresponsible drivers pay for your pain and suffering.