This Sunday, February 5, the Giants take on the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The game starts at 6:30PM and will air live on NBC. For those of you planning to have a few drinks during the game, or know someone who will, please make sure you’ve got a designated driver you can trust before the game starts.
In 2010, fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes accounted for 31 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities.
Let’s be clear – drunk or buzzed driving is not an accident, and it certainly isn’t a victimless crime. 10,228 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2010 in which a driver had a B.A.C. over the legal limit.
There are just too many drivers out there who believe that having just a few drinks and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is harmless. But numbers don’t lie. Drinking and driving can result in loss of life or serious injury. These not only affect the lives of the impaired driver but can affect other families as well.
When you choose to drink, drink responsibly, and pass your keys to a sober driver. Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is not worth the risk. If you know of someone who has been drinking and is planning to drive, please remember Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.