suhrelaw | January 31, 2020 | OVI Defense
Whether you’re a little league, high school, college or NFL fan – football season is a sport that is watched and played by many around the world. If you’re celebrating Super Bowl Sunday this year, alcohol might be involved. Roads can be dangerous and it’s important to plan ahead and be aware of other drivers.
While not all Super Bowl LIV parties will involve alcoholic beverages, we’re here to help provide some tips to those who plan on consuming a drink or two.
If you’re driving, don’t drink. If you’re going to drink, don’t drive. It’s that simple.
The consequences of a DUI/OVI may differ across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, but for drivers 21 years and older, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher is illegal.
Pro tip? Indulge in the non-alcoholic drinks and enjoy the food on display. Stay away from substances that could impair your judgement if you’re planning on getting behind the wheel – or arrange a safe way home and carpool with a sober friend or use a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft.
Be a host MVP.
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, mouth-watering eats like wings, pizza and dips are probably on the menu. Thinking of having wine or beer served up too? Take care of your guests and make sure they have a sober ride home and encourage your drinking football fans to set a pace for themselves.
The consequences of driving while impaired can be costly, not to mention they can be fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 10,000 fatalities in motor vehicle crashes involving drunk drivers in 2018.
Play it safe this Super Bowl Sunday and don’t let yourself or loved ones get behind the wheel while impaired. Plan ahead. Be aware of the signs that lead you to believe another car is being driven by someone under the influence. Whether you’re cheering for the 49ers or Chiefs, team up with us and don’t drink and drive.