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Be the MVP of Super Bowl LVI and Spread the Message: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

February 10, 2022

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – On Sunday, February 13, Super Bowl LVI will attract hundreds of fans territory-wide. To help keep motorists, passengers, and other road users safe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with the VI Police Department (VIPD) and the VI Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) to remind football enthusiasts that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

This Super Bowl Sunday, be a team player and remember that impaired driving is illegal. As a designated sober driver, take your role seriously.

  • If you are attending a party, enjoy the food and refrain from alcoholic beverages or other drugs.
  • If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys, and help them get home safely. Even if they make a fuss in the moment, they will thank you later.
  • Know the law: Refusing to take a breath test can result in arrest, loss of your driver’s license, and impoundment of your vehicle. Not to mention the embarrassment of explaining your situation to family, friends, and employers.

The consequences of drunk driving can be deadly, but they can also be expensive. Drunk drivers can face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, have higher insurance rates, and pay fines and fees of up to approximately $10,000.

This Super Bowl Sunday, make the greatest play of the night by designating a responsible and sober driver, because Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. For more information on the dangers of driving impaired, visit viohs.com or contact the Impaired Driving Coordinator, K’ Tonya Petrus at k’tonya.petrus@vi.gov or VIOHS Director, Daphne O’ Neal at daphne.oneal@vipd.vi.gov.

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