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Don't Risk a Not-So-Super DUI on Super Bowl Sunday

You may be ready for some football this Sunday, but make sure you’re also ready for the DUI task forces protecting the streets from potential drunk drivers.

Super Bowl Sunday, one of the year’s biggest sports events in the country, is also reportedly one of the nation’s most dangerous impaired driving days, according to a press release from car insurance company GEICO.

During the 2010 Super Bowl Sunday, 48 percent of traffic fatalities reportedly were caused by alcohol impairment, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

It’s not surprising then that many DUI task forces will be out in full force this Sunday. For example, Tri-City DUI Taskforce will be conducting saturation patrols to remind people to make good choices when celebrating and enjoying the game, reports The Daily Courier.

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party, GEICO and the Insurance Information Institute offer the following tips:

  • Make sure guests have a designated driver in advance.
  • Serve plenty of non-alcoholic beverages in addition to the booze.
  • Be prepared to take the keys from anyone who may be willing to risk a DUI. You may have a couch surfer for the night.

One alternative you can offer your party guests is AAA. Last year, AAA offered a “Hail Mary” Tipsy Tow service which provides drivers and their passengers with a free tow and one-way ride to their destination up to 10 miles. The service began at 6 p.m. on Sunday and lasted until 6 a.m. on Monday.

Follow these tips, and you’ll definitely be ready for some football!

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