What is your advice for Patriots fans as they make plans for the Super Bowls?
Gary Jaffarian shares some practical advice for those on the roads Sunday night.
This is an exciting week for all of us as we are so fortunate to be New England Patriots Fans! As you plan where you will be to watch the Super Bowl, remember to think about your safety as much as who you want to watch the game with! Similar to New Year’s Eve, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging football fans to plan ahead and secure a safe ride home. They started a Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encouraging people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving drunk could result in injury or death for you or others on the road.
It’s a big night for football fans and an exciting one to cheer our beloved Patriots to their 5th championship! Here are some tips to making it a safe night:
• If you host a party, have plenty of snacks, a meal and non-alcoholic beverages. If you have the room, invite friends to sleep on the sofa or guest room if they’ve been drinking—even if you must hide the keys. Do not let anyone drive home if they’ve been drinking. Remember even they claim to be a little buzzed—buzzed driving is drunk driving. You don’t want to be legally or morally responsible if an accident occurs.
• If you go to a party and cannot stay overnight, don’t drink and drive. Be the designated driver or find a designated driver. Take a cab, public transportation or get an Uber.
To help you plan your day, the game starts at 6:30 p.m. Pre-game has already started so for die-hard fans, there are highlights and shows available every evening to get you ready for game time! If you are still deciding where to watch, there are many options including nationally televised on FOX or you can watch online for free on FOXSports.comand Verizon customers can watch it on the go with NFL Mobile .
If you are going to be on the roads Sunday night, please keep the following in mind:
• Be prepared for driving in winter weather as snow is in the forecast.
• Keep a sharp eye out and drive defensively.
• Wear your seatbelt.
• Be sure to eat. Alcohol typically enters the bloodstream quickly. However, the amount and type of food in your stomach can alter this pace: high-carbohydrate and high-fat foods can slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. So, this is a good night to indulge in those fun foods.
• Be sure to have plenty of gas in the tank and if you have any concerns about your vehicle, have it serviced in advance.
Jaffarian Volvo and Toyota Service Departments are open all day Saturday if you need any maintenance work performed so you can avoid being out in the cold on Super Bowl Sunday. Call us at (978) 372-8551 or go online to book an appointment 24/7.
Have fun, be safe and GO PATS!!