The Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi Highway Patrol are reminding football fans across the state that if your Super Bowl celebration includes alcohol, make the right decision before kickoff and choose a designated driver.
This local message complements the national Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk message supported by the National Football League (NFL), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the HERO Campaign and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition.
“We’re reminding everyone that real Super Bowl Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk,” said Albert Santa Cruz, Director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. “If your game plan includes alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver in your starting line-up. We are asking all party hosts and bar owners to take extra good care of designated drivers this year. Designated drivers make sure everyone gets home safely. For taking on such an important responsibility, they should be rewarded.”
Drivers can also expect city, county and the Mississippi Highway Patrol to increase their presence on our state’s roads and highways. The public should know if they are caught driving intoxicated they will be going to jail. This weekend is to watch a good game and for everyone traveling the roads to be safe.