Harris County, Texas – February 5th, 2016: The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl 50 Sunday, February 7, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking alcohol. That’s why Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are urging football fans to call the play now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.
Harris County Pct. 4 Constable, Mark Herman has allocated several extra patrols for detecting impaired drivers in order to keep the citizens of Precinct 4 safe in their travels during Super Bowl 50.
NHTSA’s Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving impaired could result in injury or death for you or others on the road.
For those who plan to drive, refrain from any alcohol. Instead, enjoy the game with food and non-alcoholic drinks. Being a sober, designated driver is a key role on Super Bowl Sunday. You might just save a life.
Tips for Super Bowl 50:
- Before Super Bowl Sunday, make a game plan that includes a sober driver – someone who will not be drinking at all.
- Consider getting a sober ride to your destination, so you won’t have the option later to drive impaired.
- Stop drinking after the third quarter, just like they do at the actual stadium.
- Make sure your designated driver is sober, not just less intoxicated than you.
- Don’t let others drive drunk. Arrange a safe way for them to get home, too.
- If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; book a ride share, call a cab, friend, or family member to come get you; or if possible stay where you are for the night and don’t drive until you are sober.
- When you ride home with your sober driver, wear your seat belt. It’s your best defense in a crash.
Or Are You Driving?
If so, don’t drink. Your responsible choices can save lives.
Take your role seriously as the designated sober driver—don’t drink and drive.
- Enjoy the party with food and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Wear your seat belt and require your passengers to do the same.
- If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. They’ll thank you later. Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
Are You Hosting a Super Bowl Party?
Designate a responsible driver now to help your guests get home safely.
- Ask all of your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance, or help them arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers. If you don’t drink, offer to drive guests home.
- Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
- Sign up online for a ride sharing service and keep the phone numbers of local cab companies on hand and take the keys away from any guests who are thinking of driving after drinking.
- Remember, if you serve a guest alcohol and he or she gets in a crash that night, you could be held liable.
This Super Bowl 50, be a team player: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
*****All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court of law*****
For additional information concerning this case or suspects, please contact Harris County Constables Office Precinct 4 at 281-376-3472.