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Safe Travel Tips for Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl Sunday is not only one of the largest global sporting events, but it is also one of the most dangerous days to be on the road. Huge parties and events are planned for the day and a good number include alcohol among the many treats offered and consumed. We all know it is never a good idea to drink and drive. Sadly, close to 30 people die daily in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. That’s one death every 51 minutes.

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says, “Deaths caused by DUI drivers are preventable. Every one of us has a responsibility to ensure we do not contribute to the problem by allowing a drunk or drugged driver to hit the road on Super Bowl Sunday."

Partygoers are urged to plan ahead with a sober designated driver or other transportation alternatives such as a taxi, public transportation, or ridesharing service. If these alternatives are not an option, be aware that some Auto Clubs (AAA) are offering their Tipsy Tow service to the public. It’s a free service provided to the public in an effort to prevent DUI incidents. To check if the service is available in your area, visit the AAA website. Anyone can call for a Tipsy Tow. Simply tell the Auto Club operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," and one of the Auto Club's independent road service providers will be dispatched to transport you and your vehicle home. Some limitations apply.

Being smart and planning ahead can save the lives of many. Keep the roads safe while enjoying Super Bowl Sunday—and every day.

Check out Business Consumer Alliance’s directory to find taxi or ridesharing service.

About Business Consumer Alliance:

Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) is a non-profit company which started in 1936. The broad purpose of BCA is to promote business self-regulation. BCA's mission is achieved by assisting consumers in resolving complaints with businesses and using that complaint information, along with other relevant information such as customer reviews, to forecast business reliability. With community support, BCA can identify trustworthy and ethical businesses and warn the public to avoid unscrupulous businesses whose purpose is to defraud the marketplace. BCA obtains its funding from member businesses who support the mission and purpose of the organization and who agree to abide by high standards of ethical business practices.