The eyes of America will be on Glendale, Arizona, this Sunday, but Southern California and other parts of the country are already getting excited for Super Bowl XLIX. Unfortunately, excitement can often lead to overindulgence, which in turn results in a nationwide increase in auto accidents involving drunk driving.
Whether you’re at a house party or a bar, it’s important to drink responsibly in order to keep yourself and others safe this weekend. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, nearly half of all auto accident deaths on Super Bowl Sunday are the result of drinking and driving.
Here are six ways drivers in and around the Carlsbad area can avoid becoming a statistic:
- Know your limits
- Appoint a designated driver for the night
- If you plan on drinking, eat a meal beforehand and snack during the game
- Have water or a non-alcoholic drink for every drink containing alcohol
- Stop drinking at the beginning of the third quarter
- Know your options for public transit and taxis
Super Bowl weekend is consistently one of the most dangerous times to be on the road each year because of the impact alcohol has on safe driving ability. If you were injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the right to pursue compensation from the responsible party.
For a free consultation, please call The Rubinstein Law Group today at (855) 365-9955 for a free consultation. Carlsbad auto accident lawyer Zev Rubinstein has substantial experience representing clients throughout Southern California.