The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will face off in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, Feb. 7. Around the nation, many people will celebrate this all-American pastime by hosting or going to a Super Bowl party. Unfortunately the hazards of drinking too much alcohol can threaten these festivities.
Below are some Super Bowl party safety tips so that you and your guests can have fun, while avoiding the dangers of drunk driving.
1. Designate a sober driver before the party
When sending invitations, ask your guests to designate a sober driver before the party. If no one wants to drive sober, have the contact information of a taxi or other service like Uber or Lyft available. Consider having guests stay overnight if none of these options are available.
2. Treat the designated driver right
Give designated drivers the best seat in the house as a reward for being sober. Make sure that the others party attendees know who the designated drivers are, so that they do not accidentally give or tempt the sober drivers with alcohol.
3. Have many non-alcoholic drinks available
Make sure to have water, juice and some soft drinks in addition to wine, beer and liquor. Properly measure the amount of liquor in mixed drinks so that you do not add too much liquor.
4. Have a variety of food available at the party
Giving guests enough food to munch on can reduce the effects of alcohol. Keep the buffet stocked and continue to serve snacks, goodies and other foods during the game.
5. Have one drink at a time
Serving one drink at a time, such as a specialty drink, can reduce the amount of alcohol that is consumed. This can also save money for the host.
6. Do not serve alcohol to minors
It is against the law for anyone under 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. As a host, it is your responsibility to ensure that these young people do not get access to alcohol.
7. Serve coffee and dessert during the fourth quarter
Follow the policy of NFL stadiums, and do not serve alcohol during the fourth quarter of the game. It is difficult to complain while eating delicious desserts and enjoying!
8. Prepare how to handle an intoxicated person
An intoxicated person can be difficult to handle, so figure out what to do if a difficult situation should arise. Collecting car keys at the beginning of a party can prevent an intoxicated person from driving drunk. Make sure others are available to assist you if a situation involving an intoxicated person becomes too difficult to handle on your own.
Stay safe during the Super Bowl, and do not drive drunk!
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto accident involving a drunk driver, a Tennessee personal injury attorney at Greg Coleman Law can help you get the justice you deserve.
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