MCCOY, Wis. — The Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services
Police Department is joining the National Football League (NFL), the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other
state and local highway safety and law enforcement officials to remind
everyone to act responsibly by designating a sober driver if they plan
on drinking alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1.
want to pass our safety message to everyone who will be drinking that
weekend, real ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk,’" said Sgt.
Domenic Modica, Fort McCoy Traffic Safety sergeant. "Please call
the right play for the big game and pass your keys to a designated
driver before the Super Bowl party begins. Getting caught driving
while impaired will earn you a costly penalty from local law
enforcement and may even result in a turnover of your driving
Bowl Sunday is one of America’s biggest and most entertaining
national sporting events as friends and families gather to socialize
and watch the big game. Yet, it also has become one of the nation’s
most-dangerous days on the roadways due to impaired driving.
2007, fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes accounted for 32
percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities. On Super Bowl Sunday
(12:01 a.m. Sunday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), 48 percent of the fatalities
occurred in crashes where a driver or motorcycle rider had a blood
alcohol concentration level of .08 or higher.
a sober driver should be on the top of everyone’s Super Bowl party
list. To be safe, personnel should:
your community’s Safe Ride program. Participants can be found at http://www.tlw.org.
For more information in the Fort McCoy community, call the Army
Substance Abuse Program at (608) 388-2441.
let a friend leave your sight if you think they are about to drive
while impaired. Remember, ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.’
buckle up — it’s still your best defense against other impaired
lots of food and include lots of nonalcoholic beverages at the party.
serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin
serving coffee and dessert.
hosts can be held liable if someone who is at their party drinks and
is involved in an impaired-driving vehicle crash.
more information, personnel also can visit http://www.StopImpairedDriving.org.
In the Fort McCoy community, call Modica at (608) 388-2044.