It’s that time of year again – football season. Football is a huge part of Texas culture and the Texas Department of Transportation seeks to encourage fans to enjoy the big game in a responsible manner by planning ahead for a safe ride home especially when game-day drinking is involved.
Make a plan for a safe ride home before the game starts. Too often a designated driver is chosen during the course of the evening and is often considered the “least drunk” person in the group. The designated driver should always be a sober driver who has not consumed any amount of alcohol. Designating a sober driver, calling a taxi, a sober friend or family member, using mass transit, or simply staying where you are are the safest ways to ensure that you do not drink and drive. You can also visit SoberRides.org to plan your ride home before the game starts and the drinking begins because drivers under the influence of alcohol could face up to $17,000 in fines, fees, and could lose their license.
Texans can help make this football season a life-saving one by remembering to make a plan to get home safely before the game kicks off because one poor decision to drink and drive could turn game time into jail time or worse. Plan While You Can this football season so you don’t Drink. Drive. Go To Jail.