Staying Safe During the Super Bowl

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email
Super Bowl Sunday continually ranks as one of the most dangerous times of the year for drunk driving deaths.

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It's the most watched sporting event.

But Super Bowl Sunday is also one of the most dangerous times of the year for drunk driving deaths.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving caused 43 percent of all fatal accidents on game day in 2012.

It's a serious problem, considering that day's numbers compared to an average of 31 percent for the year as a whole.

Wood County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Deem says if you are going to drink, get a designated driver.

"You know, they get caught up in the moment and they think, 'well, I havent had that many to drink or I haven't had that much and I'll be alright to go home.' The next thing you know, they're meeting one of us and they're not near as happy as they were before," he says.

Deem says the worst thing that could happen to end a good night is have a wreck and get arrested.

Don't become another statistic.

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