All drivers are at risk of being in an accident if they are on the roads when some drinking Super Bowl fans are also on the roads because of the distraction factor. A spokesperson for the AAA (American Automobile Association) Foundation for Traffic Safety, Stephanie Faul, said, “If you’re replaying things in your head, you’re not paying attention to your driving.”
This Sunday, February 5, 2017, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) Tostitos and Uber have teamed up to save lives. MADD says, “In 2015 nearly half of all traffic fatalities were caused by drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday; compared with 28 drunk driving deaths on an average day.”
Delanie Walker, a Tennessee Titans tight end, lost his aunt and uncle following the 2013 Super Bowl in which he played when they were killed by a drunk driver. “Having a good time and being safe go hand in hand," says Delanie, a MADD volunteer. “Losing the Super Bowl is nothing compared to the real heartbreaking loss I suffered that night.”
MADD and Delanie are asking everyone to:
- Plan ahead and designate a non-drinking driver if your plans include alcohol.
- Take the MADD Pledge to Party Safe on Super Bowl Sunday.
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