Indiana State Police Reminds Drivers to Celebrate Responsibly this Super Bowl

first_imgIndiana State Police Reminds Drivers to Celebrate Responsibly this Super BowlThe Indiana State Police, in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), would like to remind all Indiana motorists to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl responsibly, by driving sober and safe.“Whether it’s the Super Bowl or any other event, please remember that alcohol, drugs and driving aren’t in the athlete’s playbook and it shouldn’t be in yours’ either,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “Alcohol drugs and driving are a deadly combination to be avoided regardless of the occasion, so do your part to keep Indiana roads safe and have a designated driver.”During the 2015 Super Bowl weekend (6:00 p.m. Jan 30 through 5:59 a.m. Feb. 2), there were nearly 740 traffic collisions in Indiana. Of those, 45 were alcohol-related, with 60 percent involving a driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater. In total, there were 14 injuries and 0 deaths as a result of alcohol-related accidents.“Accidents involving impaired drivers is something we can all prevent,” said Council Chairman, Todd Meyer. “Together, we can work to keep each and every motorist safe during Super Bowl weekend.”The Indiana State Police, the Governor’s Council, and ICJI would like to remind motorists that accidents and deaths resulting from impaired driving can be prevented with the following precautions:BEFORE THE CELEBRATION BEGINS           plan a safe way homeDo not drive impaired  If you do drink, use a taxi, public transportation, ridesharing service or designate a sober friend or family member, and give them your keysIf you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911If you know someone who is about to drive or ride impaired, take their keys and help make arrangements to get them home safelyFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more