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Staying safe on Superbowl Sunday

Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On February 1, 2013 @ 12:12 am In The Roadologist | No Comments

[1]It’s the big game coming up on Sunday.

Superbowl Sunday. It’s the final matchup to find out who the best team in football is this year. It’s also a time for much celebrating – and commiserating, which often includes enjoying adult beverages.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [2], 9,878 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes across the nation in 2011. These drunk-driving fatalities accounted for almost one-third of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States, according to NHTSA.

In Illinois (where I live) in 2011, 278 people were killed in crashes involving at least one drunk driver, a third of all those who died in crashes that year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) [3]. In Illinois, on Super Bowl Sunday last year, four died in motor vehicle crashes with three of those deaths involving a driver who had been drinking.

Please stay safe and be responsible if you’re enjoying those beverages. Let’s not take bets on our lives – and lives of others. Don’t become a number on Sunday. Make the only thing you take a chance on be those numbered square point boards we all like to sign our names on to get the pot of money.

Stay safe and sober – or wait it out.

 

 

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Staying safe on Superbowl Sunday

Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On February 1, 2013 @ 12:12 am In The Roadologist | No Comments

[1]It’s the big game coming up on Sunday.

Superbowl Sunday. It’s the final matchup to find out who the best team in football is this year. It’s also a time for much celebrating – and commiserating, which often includes enjoying adult beverages.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [2], 9,878 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes across the nation in 2011. These drunk-driving fatalities accounted for almost one-third of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States, according to NHTSA.

In Illinois (where I live) in 2011, 278 people were killed in crashes involving at least one drunk driver, a third of all those who died in crashes that year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) [3]. In Illinois, on Super Bowl Sunday last year, four died in motor vehicle crashes with three of those deaths involving a driver who had been drinking.

Please stay safe and be responsible if you’re enjoying those beverages. Let’s not take bets on our lives – and lives of others. Don’t become a number on Sunday. Make the only thing you take a chance on be those numbered square point boards we all like to sign our names on to get the pot of money.

Stay safe and sober – or wait it out.

 

 

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