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Take the Pledge to be Sober this Super Bowl

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on January 27, 2014

On Super Bowl Sunday alone, roughly 40% of all fatal motor vehicle wrecks were in direct connection with drunk driving. Take the pledge with Manchin Injury Law Group to not drive under the influence of alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Don’t get into a car with someone who is impaired. Keep friends and family safe, encouraging them not to drink and drive. Be sure to designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for Super Bowl Sunday.

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

  • Designate your sober driver before the party begins.
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself. Eat plenty of food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or, if possible, stay where you are for the night and don’t drive until you are sober.
  • Never let friends drive drunk. Arrange a safe way for them to get home.
  • Always buckle up. It’s still your best defense against other drunk drivers.

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party:

  • Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.
  • Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange alternate transportation.
  • Serve lots of food and include lots of 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.

The West Virginia motor vehicle accident attorneys and staff at the Manchin Injury Law Group are focused on the safety of those in our communities. Have fun and be safe this super bowl Sunday. For additional questions feel free to contact us.