As the excitement and hype of the Super Bowl gets into full swing, one thing that may not be on people’s minds is buzzed driving. However, over 10,000 people were killed in 2010 in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes. A buzzed driving accident can happen to anyone, anywhere, no matter which team they are rooting for.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council are continuing their Buzzed Driving is DrunkDriving PSA campaign. So during this Super Bowl, amid all the hype and discussion about the Giants and Patriots, we hope that you can fit in a quick message to your readers, and remind them of these six easy tips to help prevent buzzed driving:
Use the new Super Bowl infographic on your blog or Facebook page
Before drinking, designate a sober driver
If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely
Use your community’s sober ride program
If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate, contact your local law enforcement
Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. If you know people who are about to drive or ride with someone who is impaired, take the driver’s keys and help them make other arrangements to get their destination safely
Help spread this message before the Super Bowl, a traditionally big day for celebrations with good food, good friends, and yes, alcoholic beverages, by posting about the dangers of buzzed driving. Your readers can find more information, get the latest updates and ask questions on the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Twitter feed (@buzzeddriving) and on Facebook.
By Catherine Andrews