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Learn How To Stay Safe and Avoid DUIs on Super Bowl Sunday

On Sunday, Feb. 5, the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will square off in Houston for Super Bowl LI (51). But Super Bowl Sunday seems to be just as much about the food and booze as it is about what’s happening on the gridiron. That’s a key reason Super Bowl Sunday continually ranks among the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road. In fact, just a couple of years ago, half of all traffic fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday were caused by drink driving.

Police Patrols Will Be Intense

If previous years are anything to go by, Arizona law enforcement officials will be out in force on Super Bowl Sunday with intense saturation patrols. And as regular readers of this site now know, Arizona has the toughest DUI laws in the nation.

Tips for Avoiding DUIs and Serious Traffic Accidents on Super Bowl Sunday

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party:

  • Encourage your guests to designate sober drivers in advance of the party
  • Create an Uber or Lyft ride code for your party and share it with guest
  • Plan to close your bar after the 3rd quarter or after halftime
  • Serve high-protein food (meats and cheeses) with alcohol
  • Allow your guests to stay over if a sober ride to their home is not available
  • Don’t be shy about taking a guest’s keys if they’ve had too much to drink

If you plan to drink away from home on Super Bowl Sunday:

  • Leave your keys at home and get a sober ride to your destination
  • Don’t drink too quickly
  • Eat lots of food and take plenty of breaks between drinks
  • Stop drinking after the 3rd quarter
  • Wear your seatbelt on the way home – it’s your best defense in case of a crash

If you are driving on Super Bowl Sunday:

  • Don’t drink
  • Offer to provide safe rides to those who need one
  • Wear your seatbelt and insist on all of your passengers doing so, as well

If You’re Charged With DUI, You Need Legal Representation – Especially in Arizona!

No matter which team you’re pulling for, the most important thing about Super Bowl Sunday is your safety. Because Arizona does have the most aggressive in the land when it comes to DUI enforcement, it’s crucial you have expert legal advice in helping to reduce your charges or have them thrown out altogether. Call The Oswalt Law Group for a free consultation. Our number is (602) 225-2222.

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