Super Bowl weekend is here, and 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.
“Everyone wants to have a good time on Super Bowl night, so we want our community residents and guests to plan for safe rides home,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “Even one drink or hit can impair judgement. You should never put yourself, or others, at risk because you made the choice to drive impaired.”
Tips to keep fans, parties and community safe
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.
Buckle up for safety, always buckle up
Also – sober driving isn’t the only law that should be followed. Distracted driving and speeding will get you a citation, and you must wear a seatbelt no matter where you are seated in a vehicle.
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.
Report submitted by NPD Public Information.