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January 30, 2019—– Pizza, snacks and beer are synonymous with watching the ultimate football fan celebration, the Super Bowl. But driving after drinking alcohol and/or doing drugs after the big game can be deadly. AAA Oklahoma is urging all football fans to call the right play this weekend by passing the keys to a sober driver before the Super Bowl – and drinking - begins.
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reports that 160 people were killed on Oklahoma roads in 2017 in alcohol-related crashes. “In 2018 in Oklahoma, there were 16 injury crashes the day of the Super Bowl, including one fatality,” said Cody McDonell, Communications Manager for the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. “These numbers have decreased in recent years, and we hope to see it at zero this year.”
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, along with the ENDUI team and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, will be stepping up enforcement and education efforts this weekend,” said McDonell.
“You can be your Super Bowl party’s MVP by volunteering to be a designated driver to help your family and friends get home safely,” said Leslie Gamble, AAA Oklahoma spokesperson. “Drunk and drugged driving only leads to disaster and tragedy, and is never worth the risk. If you do plan to drink or use drugs, remember to pass the keys to the sober driver before kickoff.”
AAA urges party hosts to celebrate safely with these tips:
REMEMBER: A host who feels like he has lost a friend one night will have an even better friend the next morning.
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