Fans don't let fans drive drunk - make a game plan for Super Bowl LVIII


Who will you root for during Super Bowl LVIII? We’ll be rooting for you! Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl viewing party or attending one, everyone has an important job: Help keep drunk drivers off the road so we can all make it home safely on game night. During Super Bowl LVIII, the Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol wants to remind football fans everywhere that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

This year’s Super Bowl LVIII is on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. Get ahead of the game and create your game plan now. If you’re going out to a Super Bowl party and you plan to drink alcohol, make sure you plan for a designated driver to get you home safely at the end of the night. If you’re hosting a party, prepare plenty of food and non-alcoholic drink options for your guests, especially for the designated drivers. If you’re a designated driver, be the night’s MVP and keep that commitment front and center.

The Super Bowl is a special night each year for our community to celebrate, but we need responsible drivers on our roads. If you are planning to be away from home during the Super Bowl, make a game plan to ensure you don’t find yourself without a designated driver if you need one. If you’re hosting a party, take care of your designated drivers. Remind your friends and family: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

Everyone should know by now that it is illegal to drive impaired. More than 13,000 people are killed in drunk-driving crashes annually, and nearly one person is killed every 39 minutes. Fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes increased from 14% to 31% in recent years.

More information to keep in mind when you’re making plans: Drunk drivers are often more prevalent at nighttime than during the day. Drunk drivers were involved in fatal crashes 2.8 times more frequently than during the day. And males are more likely than females to be driving drunk when involved in fatal crashes.

Drunk driving can have a range of consequences, including the possibility of causing a traumatic crash. These crashes could cause you, someone you love, or a total stranger to suffer serious injuries or even death. Help set up your team — your friends, family, and other party-goers — for a night of success.


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