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Super Bowl Weekend is another time to remind drivers to celebrate safely

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Above / This Super Bowl Weekend help spread the word: Fans don’t let fans drive drunk.

As Super Bowl weekend approaches, the Naperville Police Department is reminding football fans and partygoers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of impaired driving. If your Super Bowl celebration involves alcohol or cannabis, plan for a ride home with a sober driver. If you’re hosting the party, take care of the designated drivers. Fans don’t let fans drive drunk.

“When you’re making your plans for a good time on Super Bowl night, make sure they include a sober ride home,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “Even one drink can impair judgement. A designated driver can ensure you and your friends get home safely.”

Whether you’re attending a party, hosting a gathering or going out to a bar, keep safety at the forefront of your day and night. Follow these simple tips for a safe celebration:

  • Drunk or high, it doesn’t matter. It is never okay to drive impaired.
  • Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely. When it’s time to leave, make sure your designated driver is sober.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement.
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take the keys away and plan to get your friend home safely.
  • If you’re walking, ask a sober friend to walk home with you.
  • Always buckle up!

The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is administered and funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Release submitted by NPD Public Information.

Editor’s Note / Dating back to 1967 with memories of a contest between the National Football League champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs, longtime football fans in the Midwest likely recall watching that first game on a small-screen TV with friends in the neighborhood. That first Super Bowl on Jan. 15, 1967, ended with Green Bay as the victor (35–10) when the game was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. 

And back then, tickets were given away to help fill the coliseum. 

This year, Super Bowl Sunday is set for Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, with kickoff time at 5:30PM. Super Bowl LVII (57) is the upcoming American football championship game of the National Football League for the 2022 season. It will be played between the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football Conference champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Have you noticed the price of tickets 56 years later? The cheapest price for entry to Super Bowl LVII is currently $4,430.00 and the average ticket price is $6,810.92. The most expensive ticket is listed at $48,877.00. According to TickPick, limited tickets are still available. And some ticket prices may be falling. Do you know anyone who is attending? Or does a big screen TV attract you to watch with all the comforts of home or a friend’s home?

With 30-second ads estimated at nearly $7 million this year, this Sunday’s Super Bowl also will be a showcase for advertisers who put their creativity in front of more than 100 million viewers just in the U.S.

And right here in Naperville, fans will gather at local sports bars and neighborhood parties to cheer on the Super Bowl of commercials as much as their chosen teams.

Celebrate safely. 

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