Keep your Super Bowl guests
safe and sober
Not every collision on Super Bowl Sunday happens on the field. A study by AAA of Southern California shows that drunk-driving accidents spike by about 75% compared with other winter Sundays.
That makes Super Bowl Sunday as dangerous as notorious "drunk-driving holidays" like New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July.
Four tips can ensure your guests are roadworthy after the confetti flies:
- Serve protein-rich food (slows digestion).
- Mix drinks modestly, and don’t be shy about cutting off guests who’ve had enough.
- Close the bar to everyone by the third quarter.
- Offer a leisurely dessert-and-coffee course before people hit the road.
If those fail, try respectful intervention ("I’ll call a cab") followed by, if necessary, craftier intervention ("misplaced" keys). For more tips, see pemco.com’s "How to prevent friends from driving drunk."