Key Messages

 

Have a Super Bowl Party Game Plan

DISTRACTED DRIVING KEY MESSAGING

 
  • Every Super Bowl Party and partier must have a game plan that prevents drunk or impaired driving
  • Getting a DUI or being involved in a crash is no way to end your Super Bowl Sunday.
  • When it comes to our roads, everyone is an MVP, and everyone deserves to get home to their families safely
  • Make a game plan!

o   Choose a Designated Driver

o   Taxi or rideshare

o   Take public transportation

o   Spend the night

o   Leave your car at home

o   Download and use the Safer Ride app to your phone, which can help get you home safely

  • Volunteer to be a designated driver.  Show you’re a team player by offering friends a safe, sober ride home.
  •  If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, be a good referee.  Make the right call and take their keys before they drink and drive.

The Dangers of Drunk or Impaired Driving

  • Drunk driving kills. In 2016 there were 10,497 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drunk drivers.
  • Half of all traffic deaths in Washington involve an impaired driver.
  • Driving while high doubles your chance of killing yourself or others in crash.
  • There were 278 fatalities involving an impaired driving in Washington in 2016.  Nearly 42% of those involved marijuana.
  • Would you get in a car with someone who had difficulty steering, impaired perception and concentration, short-term memory loss and lack of speed control?  These are all the effects on driving of someone who has a blood alcohol concentration of .08.

DUI Consequences

  • $5,000 fine
  • Legal bills of up to $10,000
  • 100% increase in insurance rates
  • One year in jail
  • Suspended license
  • Installation of ignition interlock device on your car

DUI Doesn’t mean just Alcohol

Impaired driving includes:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Illegal drugs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Many over the counter drugs like Nyquil, Ambien, pain and allergy meds