Most people either host or attend a get together on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a time where friends and family get together to eat, drink , and be merry. As with most parties, alcohol is common. Be sure to not let anyone drink too much and drive. Here are a few things to keep in mind to steer clear of the dangers of drunk driving following a Super Bowl party.
All hosts should be familiar with the liability that goes with having a get together where alcohol is served, and conduct yourselves as reasonably prudent Super Bowl hosts. What that means is to be mindful of the amount of alcohol served and ensuring your guests are at least 21 years of age. Serving alcohol to a minor is a crime and should be taken seriously. If a party guest is under 21 years of age, hosts have a responsibility to make sure that person does not consume alcohol. It’s always a good idea to keep some non alcoholic beverages around and non-salty snacks. Salty snacks such as chips and salsa make people drink more. If a guest does have too much to drink, make sure he/she has alternate driving plans and keep the number of cab companies handy.
Super Bowl Parties and the Danger of Drunk Driving
If You’re Attending a Party and Getting on The Road
Always remember, just because you did not have too much to drink, others might not be so mindful. If another driver is impaired, they usually have obvious problems with reaction time and control. Drivers over the legal limit might weave all over the road, drive slowly, come to abrupt stops or make sudden turns. A driver who observes someone acting like this should steer clear of the vehicle and, if necessary, pull over and wait for the driver to pass or move ahead to a safe distance.
You should always have a plan in place to make sure you can get home safely. A designated driver should be picked early in the day and be someone who avoided alcohol entirely. If you don’t have a designated driver, you should take a taxi or make use of Tulsa Transit. This will be an effective plan to help avoid dangerous situations and potential legal trouble that can arise from increased Tulsa PD presence on the streets.
Never plan to drink and drive. Even just two drinks in an hour is enough to put most people over the Oklahoma BAC limit of .08. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable time this year!
Jeff Krigel is a Tulsa DUI Defense Lawyer. Our firm offers aggressive DUI defense in Tulsa, Bixby, Owasso, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Catoosa,Coweta, Wagoner, Skiatook, Collinsville, Claremore, Glenpool, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Bristow, and surrounding areas.