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February 01, 2010 12:00 AM
Make the Right Call Super Bowl Sunday
Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk


JEFFERSON CITY - Make the right call this Super Bowl Sunday by designating a sober driver before kicking off your Super Bowl festivities.

Super Bowl Sunday is one of America's largest and most entertaining national sporting events. It is also one of the most dangerous days on the roads, due to drinking and driving. This year, make the right call and help prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries.

"Designating a sober driver should be on the top of everyone's Super Bowl party list," said Leanna Depue, chair of the executive committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. "It's just one of several easy steps to ensure everyone will Arrive Alive at their destination."

Young males, ages 21 to 34, are most likely to be involved in automobile crashes, to drive while impaired and be among those least likely to wear their safety belts. Research also shows that the same group is the core audience for major sporting events like the Super Bowl.

Be a responsible Super Bowl host or guest by following these tips:

•·         Make sure all guests have a designated driver.

•·         Serve plenty of food and include soft drinks, juice and water.

•·         Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game.

•·         Have the numbers of local cab companies at hand.

•·         Take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving while impaired.

•·         Only serve alcohol to guests over 21 years of age.

Remember, Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk. For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.


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