Philadelphia, PA, January 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In the Donohue house during the NFL season there is plenty of bickering and trash talking. Frank and Lori Donohue of getuhomesafe.com, a Designated Driving service serving Philadelphia and South Jersey don’t see eye to eye on most Sundays. Frank a lifetime Eagles fan and Lori a lifetime Steelers fan talk a lot of trash to each other and are often in disagreement on which the better of the two teams are. But when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday, no matter what teams are in the big game, they are in total agreement on one thing. Drinking and Driving is nothing to cheer about.
This Super Bowl season Frank and Lori are reminding football fans that if your game day party plans include drinking and serving alcohol, make the decision before the coin toss to have suitable safe transportation lined up.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost half of all traffic accidents on Super Bowl Sunday are alcohol related.
“That is an alarming statistic,” said Lori. “When we saw that about 48% of all accidents on that day were related to alcohol, we felt strongly about getting the word out to fans to plan ahead before the big day. So many of those accidents could have been be avoided with just a little planning.”
When asked if they were suggesting that people use a Designated Driving service like the one they offer, Frank said, “Yes and No. That’s obviously one option but there are so many more. For instance,
· If a cab service is more accessible in your area, take a cab.
· If sleeping over at the house where the party is, do that.
· You can have a responsible friend or family member on standby that you can call for a ride when you’re ready to leave.
· Before drinking give your keys to someone you trust to eliminate the temptation to drive.
· When drinking, pace yourself. Pay attention to your consumption rate.
· Stop drinking way before the end of the game like at halftime or the third quarter. Switch to coffee or tea.”
Lori also added, “If you are hosting a Super Bowl party there are some valuable things you can do too:
· Designate someone to serve drinks to the guests. Don’t let guests mix their own.
· Serve non-alcoholic drinks as an option.
· Never serve minors.
· Serve high protein foods or hors d’oeuvres. Foods high in protein like meats and cheeses stay in the stomach longer slowing the body’s alcohol absorption rate.
· And no matter what, don’t let anyone impaired drive.
"Everyone needs to remember that the two teams that made it all the way to the Super Bowl did it by preparation and planning. We need to plan and prepare also to avoid any negative situations on a day that is supposed to be fun.”