(Coppell, TX) – The Super Bowl is set for Sun., Feb. 5, and families all over Texas are planning parties to watch the big game. AAA Texas urges partygoers and party hosts to plan ahead to keep themselves and their guests safe this weekend.
AAA Texas suggests partygoers reduce their risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash by doing some advanced planning. If you plan to drink, plan not to drive. Drivers should designate a non-drinking sober driver, call for a cab, or plan for an overnight stay wherever they go to watch the Super Bowl. Party hosts are reminded to consider designated drivers when stocking up for parties.
Regardless of who wins the big game, everyone wins by not drinking and driving. AAA Texas encourages you to:
Make plans to get home safely. If intending to consume alcohol, make plans to get home safely by selecting a designated driver or ensuring cab service is available from the party location.
Consider an overnight stay. If attending a party at a friend’s home, consider asking to stay overnight. If participating in festivities in a downtown or commercial area, look into hotel accommodations within walking distance.
Have safe transportation options ready. If hosting a party with alcohol, compile a list of phone numbers including local cab companies to have readily available should guests need a safe way home.
Take care of designated drivers and offer alternatives to alcohol. Plan to have non-alcoholic drink options available for designated drivers and others. Serve plenty of food so partygoers do not drink on empty stomachs.
AAA works year round to educate motorists about driving practices that will help keep them safe and reduce traffic-related crashes and the injuries that can result. DUIJusticeLink.aaa.com is an online resource offering impaired driving facts, transportation alternatives and expert advice.
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