AAA is urging fans to prepare for the Super Bowl XLVII game by designating a sober driver or arranging for alternate transportation.
AAA also offers “Sober Ride” programs by state. These programs offer rides to intoxicated patrons (generally for a fee). While not a nationwide program, a number of AAA clubs also offer Tipsy Tow service for Super Bowl Sunday. It is only available in selected locations, although not in the Mid-Atlantic region. To learn more, visit duijusticelink.aaa.com/for-the-public/aaas-role/public-education/sober-ride.
AAA offers tips for a safe Super Bowl Party:
- If you plan to drive, don’t drink.
- If you plan to drink, select a designated driver and give them your car keys. If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, or stay where you are and sleep it off until you are sober.
- Buckle up—it’s your best defense against other impaired drivers.
- If you observe an erratic driver while on the road, try to stay behind their vehicle and out of harm's way and call 911 or the police and report the driver.
Be a responsible host:
- Offer food and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange ride-sharing with other sober drivers.
- Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert.
- Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving while impaired.