(HARTFORD, CT) - As Super Bowl fans across Connecticut make plans for the big game, AAA is reminding everyone to PLAN AHEAD for a safe ride home as well. AAA is urging party planners and party-goers to designate a sober driver or use a ride share service so there is no real loss, regardless of the outcome of the game.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities often spike on holidays and popular drinking days, like Super Bowl Sunday. Drunk driving can be deadly, and even small amounts of alcohol can impair judgment to make driving unsafe.
“Don’t make this a game day decision. Plan ahead for a designated driver or safe alternative to impaired driving,” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “Drinking or doing drugs and driving is not a game – it’s a choice and it’s a crime,”
If motorists see a driver on the road who appears to be impaired, they should ask their passenger to call 911 or pull over to a safe spot on the side of the road and make that call themselves.
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