Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

WisDOT’s Super Bowl Sunday safety message

Football fans should not let their fellow fans drive drunk

By - Feb 3rd, 2016 10:50 am

The coaching staffs for the Panthers and Broncos are busy preparing game plans for this Sunday’s Super Bowl. If you are hosting or attending a Super Bowl party, you should prepare a game plan that will help prevent drunken driving.

“Last year, there was one traffic fatality in Wisconsin on Super Bowl Sunday, and the goal this year is to have zero,” says David Pabst, director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Transportation Safety. “Law enforcement agencies will be particularly focused on preventing drunken driving on Super Bowl Sunday because fans will be at bars and parties before, during and after the game. That’s why we are urging fans to not let their fellow fans drive drunk.”

The key is to plan ahead by designating a sober driver or finding alternative transportation. For a safe and fun Super Bowl celebration, WisDOT offers the following life-saving advice:

  • Download the Zero In Wisconsin Drive Sober mobile app for free at gov. The Driver Sober app has a “Find a Ride” feature, blood alcohol estimator and a designated driver selector to help you get home safely.
  • If you’re hosting a party, serve food and have non-alcoholic beverages available. Take care of your guests, and don’t let them drive if they’re impaired.
  • Don’t serve any amount of alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Wisconsin’s Absolute Sobriety Law prohibits drivers under age 21 from having any alcohol in their system while behind the wheel.
  • If you’re feeling buzzed, you’re probably over the 0.08 limit and risk being arrested for operating while intoxicated if you drive.
  • Bars and restaurants participating in the Safe Ride Program can provide a ride home for patrons. Visit tlw.org for more information.
  • If you see a vehicle traveling erratically and suspect the driver may be impaired, call 911 (as soon as you can make the call safely).

Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross names Bob Seitz as department’s Deputy Secretary

He founded Arrowhead Strategies, LLC, providing lobbying, grassroots and crisis management services to state and national clients.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin DOT joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

Two-way data share hopes to ease congestion and better inform motorists

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

New online Driver Report of Crash form to replace paper form

The Driver Report of Crash in paper form will no longer be available for completing and mailing to WisDOT for crashes that occur after Dec. 31, 201

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

State traffic deaths increased by nearly 6 percent in 2016

To prevent deaths and injuries in the upcoming year, WisDOT along with its traffic safety partners will intensify many safety initiatives

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
See More Releases
People:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *