With the Super Bowl right around the corner, you and your friends are probably gearing up for some big parties and a night worth of celebration. However, our Columbus car accident attorneys wish to remind you enjoy the Super Bowl responsibly and always have a designated driver.
According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 31% of all fatal car accidents were caused by drunk driving in 2012. In the same year, the NHTSA reported that 43% of all fatal car accidents that occurred on Super Bowl Sunday were due to drunk driving. The statistic shows that there is a vastly increased amount of intoxicated drivers cruising the streets on Super Bowl Sunday.
With these statistics in mind, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has teamed up with the NFL to encourage football fans “to play the most important position in the NFL: the designated driver.” You can read more about this program and MADD’s joint work with the NFL here.
Our Columbus injury lawyers truly hope that you have a safe, responsible, and fun time celebrating the Super Bowl! If the worst should happen and you’re in need of the assistance of our attorneys due to injuries suffered from the negligence of another, please contact us for help today. You can also call us at (614) 766-2000.