“Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” is the message from highways safety and law enforcement officials as the countdown to the Super Bowl begins.
The Super Bowl means drinking and celebrating for many fans. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, February 2 and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding football fans whether they are attending a party, hosting a party, or going out to a bar to watch the game to make sure they arrange a designated driver to get them home safely.
Fans planning on being a designated driver are being reminded not to drink any alcohol and can encourage other designated drivers on social media using the hashtag #DesignatedDriver.
It is illegal in all states to drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. In 2018, 10,511 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes.
The names of designated drivers can be tweeted to @NHTSAgov during Super Bowl LIV to add their name to the NHTSA Wall of Fame.