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For Immediate Release
February 1, 2017
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Super Bowl Sunday Traffic Safety

The Super Bowl is America's most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl LI Sunday, February 5, there'll be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That's why the New Hampshire State Police, along with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging football fans to call the play now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, plan now for a sober ride home.

Drunk driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning. We want fans to remember that it's a choice. Drink or drive — but never do both. Make a winning play! Choose your game strategy early — drinking OR driving.

Plan Ahead:

  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and give that person your keys;
  • If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely;
  • Use your Sober Rides program where available.

Don't drive distracted:

  • Put down the electronic devices;
  • When you're driving; just drive. Keep both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road.

Slow Down:

  • Your family and friends would much rather have you arrive late then not at all.

Wear Your Seatbelt:

  • Please…Always wear your seatbelt; there are no good excuses.

Driving a vehicle while impaired is not worth the risk of killing yourself or someone else. Don't let this weekend end in an arrest…or even worse…a tragic death.

On behalf of Colonel Christopher J. Wagner and the men and women of the New Hampshire Sate Police: Have a Safe and Enjoyable Game Day!

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