Super Bowl weekend is nearly upon us. As we gather with friends to watch the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots, it is important we remember that there will be an increased number of drunk drivers on the roadway. Every Super Bowl weekend, motorists who have been drinking while watching the game take to the roadway assuming that they are capable of driving safely. If you are celebrating the Super Bowl game with friends, please remember to use caution and drive safely.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the most dangerous days nationwide on our roadways because of fatal auto accidents caused by impaired drivers. The NHTSA states that 48 percent of fatalities nationwide on Super Bowl Sunday involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher.
If you drink this Super Bowl Sunday, please do not make the mistake of thinking you are sober enough to drive. It only takes two to four drinks for a driver to be considered under the influence of alcohol. Any amount of alcohol can impair your ability to think clearly, focus, and react appropriately to your surroundings on the roadway.
It is important to remember that other drivers on the roadway may be under the influence of alcohol. Be on the lookout for drivers who are behaving erratically. If you see a driver who is behaving erratically, stop and notify the authorities. If you or a loved one is injured by a drunk driver this Super Bowl Sunday, please contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer who will help you better understand your legal rights and options.
The experienced Princeton drunk driving victim lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein wish you and yours a safe and enjoyable Super Bowl Sunday. If you are looking for advice, please contact our law offices at (609) 240-0040. We provide free consultations to anyone who has been injured in a New Jersey accident.