Whether it is the March Madness Final Four, the World Series or the Stanley Cup finals, there are certain events that make spectators of even the most casual sports fans. Certainly, the Super Bowl is one of those events for many Missouri residents and others around the world. While watching the game is the first priority of most of the audience, others view the event as a big party and an opportunity to drink. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety has recently announced a campaign to keep as many drunk drivers off the road on Super Bowl Sunday as possible.
While members of the coalition recognize that a lot of drinking will be done at the countless parties during the big game, they encourage everyone to create a game plan early. Their simple directive is to choose whether or not someone will be drinking OR driving. Those drinking should make certain they have a designated driver or another safe way to get home. Unfortunately, driving while under the influence can result in serious injuries or deaths.
Over 150 deaths that involved a drunk driver were reported on Missouri roadways in 2018. In addition, over 500 individuals were seriously injured in that same timeframe. The coalition stressed that these deaths and injuries would have been preventable if people had made the responsible choice to not drink and drive.
The sad reality is that drunk drivers get behind the wheels of their cars on Super Bowl Sunday and every other day. If a loved one has died as a result of a drunk driver, survivors may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A Missouri personal injury attorney can assist families throughout the legal process with the goal of achieving a favorable outcome in the proceedings.