Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk This Super Bowl Weekend

Published 10:04 am Friday, February 11, 2022

On Sunday, February 13, 2022, millions of Americans will tune in to one of the most anticipated sports games of the year, Super Bowl LVI. With many planning to host Super Bowl parties and events, Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission would like to remind football fans and people everywhere that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. If your night involves drinking alcohol, make sure to pass your keys off and have a game plan with a designated driver to get you home safely at the night’s end.

Last year, nearly half of fatal crashes investigated statewide involved impaired drivers. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and other drugs have many effects on the body. These substances can impair visual ability, alter the sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills needed to operate a motor vehicle, and decrease reaction times. If you feel different, you drive differently. Motorists are encouraged to either designate a sober driver before driving to any place where alcohol will be consumed or utilize an alternate ride home such as a rideshare app or taxi. Partygoers should also never get into a vehicle with an impaired driver.

Avoid being blindsided by tragedy and wear a seat belt, as it’s your best defense in the event of a crash. No matter what team you may be pulling for Sunday, be the real MVP this weekend and help make Louisiana roadways a safe place to travel as we head towards Destination Zero Deaths.

To report suspected impaired drivers, motorists are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police Troop location or dial 911 to contact local law enforcement.