The Texas Department of Transportation’s ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign is encouraging drivers to find a sober ride home after the Super Bowl on Sunday.
TxDOT aims to reverse the trend in alcohol-related crashes during the Super Bowl weekend.
“Super Bowl weekend is a potentially dangerous time for alcohol-related crashes,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “With so many transportation options available, there is absolutely no excuse to drink and drive. If you plan to drink alcohol, plan ahead for a sober ride. It’s a game plan that could save a life.”
From 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 through 5:59 a.m. Feb.5, last year’s Super Bowl weekend, there were 285 alcohol-related crashes in Texas.
Of those 285 crashes, eight people were killed and 21 were seriously injured.
Driving under the influence is not only a risk of killing or injuring themselves or others, but they also face up to $17,000 in fines and fees, jail time and loss of their driver’s license.
TxDOT urges drivers to find alternatives to drinking and driving, such as:
- Designating a sober driver.
- Contacting a cab or ride-share service.
- Using mass transit.
- Asking a sober friend or family member for a ride home.
- Spending the night.