Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Along with Super Bowl Sunday come parties at which alcohol is served. Although you may not be planning on drinking much, or you think you will be fine to make it the short distance home, that is a deadly mistake. Over 35 percent of fatalities in Texas involve drivers who are under the influence.

Drinking and driving is an especially big problem on football game days in Texas. Football is a Texas tradition, and it’s natural to drink while watching the big game. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a significant percentage of crashes involving alcohol occurred on football game days when a Texas team was playing.

If you plan on celebrating on Super Bowl Sunday, follow a few simple steps to make sure that you don’t injure yourself or anyone else by driving while intoxicated. Don’t drink alcohol too quickly. Make sure you snack while you are drinking. Before you even leave for the party, line up your ride home. If you can’t find someone who won’t be drinking, call a cab or a family member, or make plans to crash on someone’s couch – anything to avoid drinking and driving. Also, don’t let your friends drive drunk.

If you’re hosting a party on Super Bowl Sunday, you should make it your priority to see that all guests get home safely. Serve lots of food at the party. Make sure all of your guests have a plan on how to get home when they arrive. Stop serving alcohol near the end of the game, and keep cab companies’ numbers on hand. You should also make sure that no minors are drinking. Don’t forget, if anyone is involved in a drunk driving accident because they were drinking at your party, you could potentially be held liable.

Stay safe this Super Bowl Sunday, and have a lot of fun. If you’ve been involved in a crash in Dallas in which the other party is at fault, call the Dallas car accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529.