As you probably know, this Sunday is the Super Bowl.Even if you don’t live in Philadelphia or Boston, you can bet that most people will be watching the game. And those over 21 will be drinking. While the hope is that they’ll call a cab, get an Uber, or have a designated driver, the truth is that some won’t. The Centers for Disease Control says that a person dies every 48 minutes because of a drunk driver. Whether we’re talking about the Super Bowl or a Tuesday afternoon, Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky says there are things you can do to protect yourself against drunk drivers. Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky reviews a few of those things below.
Keep a Decent Following Distance behind Other Drivers: By staying back a bit, you will be able to notice a vehicle that is swaying much easier than if you were closer. You will also have more time to react in the event that the driver makes an abrupt stop.
Be Extra Cautious at Intersections: Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky reviews drunk driving cases all of the time. The NYC law firm says that many drunk driving accidents are caused at intersections. A drunk driver is more likely to not see a stop sign or pass through a red light. When you reach an intersection, be sure to look both ways before you cross it.
Buckle Up: Unfortunately, there are some drunk driving accidents that are unavoidable. If this happens, you will want to be as protected as possible. Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky recommends you always buckle up so you can reduce your risk of injury or death in the event that you do get in an accident.
Stay Off the Road at Times of High Risk: Finally, Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky recommends you stay off the roads late at night or during periods of high risk (like the Super Bowl). Understandably, this is always possible, but if you can avoid it, you should try.