According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 28 people die a day as a result of drunk driving crashes. Even more astounding, 40% of all crash fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday were connected to drunk driving.
Alcohol & Driving
Not sure what effects alcohol can have on a person? Check out this fact sheet pulled together by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s interesting to note that just two drinks have predictable effects on driving, including a decline in visual function and the lessened ability to perform two tasks at the same time. It only goes downhill from there.
Get a SaferRide
We know you’re all great drivers, but don’t become a statistic. You can always 1) designate a sober driver 2) call a cab or better yet, 3) download the SaferRide app from NHTSA.
Simple enough for anyone to use, this app has three available options:
- Get a taxi: Pulls up a list of taxi services in your area, and allows you to make the call directly from the app.
- Call a friend: Calls a pre-programmed contact.
- Where am I? Brings up a map of your current location.
Depending on where you live, apps like Uber or Lyft might also be an option to catch a ride. But be aware that some of these apps charge surge-fares during high traffic times – like after the Super Bowl.
So, whether you go with SaferRide or not, get your game plan together before you leave home this Sunday.