With a Pennsylvania team in the Super Bowl this year, celebrations are likely to be large, especially in the Philadelphia area. While you begin planning your festivities for the big game you should also plan how to keep you, your loved ones, and others safe if you will be drinking.
Plan Ahead for a Safe Ride Home
If you know you’re going to be drinking, arrange to have a trusted friend in your group serve as a designated driver. You can also call a cab or Uber driver.
Make Overnight Accommodations
Reserve a hotel room for the night, or if your friend is hosting a party, ask in advance if you can crash there overnight. If you’re the one hosting the party, offer a spare bedroom or couch for guests who may be drinking.
Report Other Drivers
If you see another driver who is driving erratically, try to safely get their license plate number, as well as the make, model, and color of their vehicle. Then pull over and call 9-1-1.
Watch Out for Friends and Family
Help keep an eye on your friends, and think about serving as the designated driver yourself. Be prepared to help them find a safe place to stay or a ride home, or provide one if you haven’t been drinking.
Even if you’re completely sober, that doesn’t mean everyone else who’s driving on Pennsylvania streets will be. Drive defensively, watching closely for erratic behavior on the part of other drivers, and wear your seat belt.
If you’ve been injured because of a drunk driver and need a DUI accident attorney in Pennsylvania, the Pisanchyn Law Firm can help. Call 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Philadelphia, Scranton, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.