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Drive safely after SuperBowl

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just issued a public advisory on Friday regarding Sunday’s Super Bowl, urging people to celebrate responsibly and to never drive drunk.

This year, the Super Bowl will be played Sunday in New Orleans between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers and, as always, it is recommended for everybody to not exaggerate the fun into fights or driving drunk, because assault or DUI criminal charges are always serious legal issues that can complicate your life and the lives of others, especially if you don’t benefit from the services of a good lawyer.

Moreover, think about how many people die in alcohol fuelled fights, or are injured and killed by DUI drivers.

NHTSA mentions that On Super Bowl Sunday alone, 36 percent of fatalities from motor vehicle crashes were connected to drunk driving.

In order to have fun and stay safe, NHTSA offers a few safety tips:

  • Designate a safe driver or an alternate transportation plan before the party begins.
  • You can ask a friend for a ride home or call a cab, or just stay where you are until you are sober.
  • Never let friends leave your sight if you think they are about to drive and have had too much to drink.
  • Always buckle up – you need to be defended against other drunk drivers.

Moreover, if you are hosting a Super Bowl party, keep in mind that you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.

And remember that any time you get in trouble with the law and especially when you are being accused of criminal offenses, such as assault or DUI, call an experienced criminal attorney to help you with the legal procedures and offer you legal counseling.

Super Bowl facts:

  • SB Nation reports that two-thirds of Americans drink beer during the Super Bowl, followed by liquor (vodka, bourbon, whiskey).
  • Budweiser has been the exclusive beer advertiser for the Super bowl for the past 24 years.
  • The three most popular take-out and delivery items on Super Bowl Sunday are chicken wings, sandwiches and pizza (Foodbeat.com).
  • 11,300,000 people watched last year’s Super Bowl (cbspressexpress.com).
  • 114,000,000 people watched a 53-year-old Madonna’s halftime show of the 2012 Super Bowl (cbspressexpress.com).
  • It costs about $4 million for a 30 seconds advertising slot during the 2013 Super Bowl.

As in any year, there are controversies related to this year Super Bowl too:

  1. Ray Lewis’ retirement and more recent allegations related to doping. David Epstein and George Dohrmann from Sports Illustrated have accused Lewis of taking banned substances for his torn triceps injury. It gets even worse, the substance is supposed to be some sort of deer-antler spray.
  2. Then there are 49ers’ Chris Culliver remarks about gay issues, widely presented by ESPN.

Interesting to watch, besides the halftime show of Beyonce and a possible Destiny’s Child reunion, is also the “fight” of the brothers coaching for adverse teams, John and Jim Harbaugh.

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