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“Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” – Or Everyone Loses

By Lipton Law on February 3, 2012 - No comments

The Super Bowl is coming up, and the National Football League (NFL) has teamed up with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind football fans that drunk driving has serious consequences in its “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” campaign.

Driving while impaired even a bit greatly increases the chances of an auto accident. Even if you’ve made the smart choice not to drive after drinking alcohol, other drivers on the road may not be so considerate – and tragedy can result.

Here are a few ways you can encourage safe driving during Super Bowl weekend:

  • If you host a Super Bowl party at home, stop serving alcohol at least an hour before the party is scheduled to end. Switching to non-alcoholic drinks only at the end of the game’s third quarter is a time-honored method used in NFL stadiums across the country.
  • If you go out for a party, make your own plans for a sober ride home, and program the numbers of local cab companies into your cell phone so you can call for a safe ride home for any friends who may have had one too many.
  • Whether you’re at home or out for your Super Bowl celebrations, give designated drivers the special treatment. Offer them a prime seat, keep their non-alcoholic drink topped off, or pick up the tab for them.

Drunk driving can cause serious accidents, which can result in permanent disabilities or even death. If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you have certain legal rights and options in Michigan. At Lipton Law, our experienced Michigan drunk driving accident victim lawyers can help you with all steps of the post-accident process, from filing a Michigan no-fault insurance claim to fighting to hold a negligent driver accountable in court. For a free and confidential case evaluation, call us today at (248) 557-1688.