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On SuperBowl Sunday, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

We're All on the Same Team When it Comes to Preventing Drunk Driving

Post Date:02/03/2019 9:00 AM

Whether you’re throwing a Super Bowl party or attending one, now is the time to strategize the most important part of your game plan for the big game.

Drunk driving kills. On Super Bowl Sunday, we need a team effort to make sure everyone drives sober.

The Santa Clara Police Department is encouraging all football fans to celebrate responsibly by not driving impaired or letting other fans get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t. Increased patrols will be on the lookout for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs on Sunday, February 3.

The Santa Clara Police Department also reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs and can result in a DUI.

If you’re hosting a party, be a team player and have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available for designated sober drivers. Be sure to monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home. If you plan to drink, don’t plan to drive. Even one drink can be one too many! Use public transportation, a ride share service, a sober friend or plan to stay overnight where you watched the game. If you are on the road, be sure to report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

We hope it’s a great game and that you enjoy it—safely—with friends and family.

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