Super Bowl LVIII is this weekend, and all across Florida and the U.S., people are gearing up for the Kansas City Chiefs to take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Traditionally, the NFL’s championship game is the most watched television event of the year, with last year’s being one of the most watched TV programs of all time.
So, while the final NFL game of the season will commence in Las Vegas, many Floridians are making plans to host or attend watch parties.
At the same time, law enforcement is focused on keeping our roadways safe. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the deadliest days of the year on our roadways because of drunk drivers.
From 2012-2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported nearly 11,000 Americans lost their lives to impaired driving. Alcohol-related fatal crashes typically increase during the Super Bowl.
So, if your plans involve drinking alcohol at a watch party, make sure you do not get behind the wheel—call a cab, book a ride share or designate a driver.
Do not endanger your fellow Floridians by driving under the influence. No matter who wins the game, we all win when we drive responsibly and arrive alive.
Stay safe, Florida.