Sarah Richards, CommanderOffice of Community Outreach & Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Fran CladerDirector of Communications(916) 843-3310
Calif. – While the National Football League’s top two teams are preparing to
battle it out on the field this weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is
making its game plan to keep the motoring public safe long after the celebrations
of people will watch the Super Bowl this year, with some attending parties and
others heading to the big game in Southern California. In anticipation of the festivities, the CHP
is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind
football enthusiasts that: Fans Don’t
Let Fans Drive Drunk.
behind the wheel while impaired can end tragically,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray
said. “Instead, make responsible decisions
if your plans include alcohol and help keep everyone safe by planning for a
sober ride home. Do not turn a day of
fun into a lifetime of regret.”
data from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System show that five
people died, and 105 others were injured in alcohol-involved crashes on
California’s roadways on Super Bowl Sunday last year. That same day, CHP officers made 229 arrests for
driving under the influence. If
you are hosting a Super Bowl party, be responsible and help keep impaired
drivers from getting behind the wheel. Offer
nonalcoholic beverage choices for designated drivers and remind your guests to designate
a sober driver before the game begins.
9-1-1 if you observe what you suspect to be an impaired driver. Be prepared to provide dispatchers with the
vehicle’s description, location, license plate number, and the vehicle’s direction
Bowl LVI will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. As a result, motorists in the greater Los Angeles
metropolitan area may experience traffic delays and road closures. Be patient and allow for additional time to
reach your destination or consider mass transit.
mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.
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