Super Bowl Means More DWI Wrecks in Texas

It’s just a couple more days until the Broncos take on the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII and everyone’s speculating about who is going to win…

 

Whatever the outcome, this promises to be a game to remember as back in the regular season, both teams won 13 of their 16 total games. Now, Denver’s No. 1 ranked passing offense go up against Seattle’s No. 1 ranked pass defense.

 

These are impressive stats, but here’s a few more that you’re probably not going to hear on ESPN…

 

Last year, on the day of the Super Bowl (February 3, 2013), there were 112 DUI-alcohol traffic crashes in Texas over a 24 hour period.

 

According to TxDOT, those wrecks resulted in a total of 39 serious injuries and four deaths.

 

All because people had been drinking and driving.

 

Last year’s DWI-related super bowl accidents were an increase over 2012’s Super Bowl, which predicts the worrying trend that there might be a further increase this year.

 

As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I beg you: Please don’t drink and drive this Super Bowl weekend. Or ever.

 

Have a great time watching the game, but please plan ahead. Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after even moderate drinking is a mistake. Don’t do it.

 

Of course, even if you stay sober if you know you’ve got to drive, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll avoid a collision with one of the doubtless many idiots out there who do choose to drink then drive.

 

If you’re unlucky enough to get hit by one of those reckless motorists, then give me a call Monday morning.

 

Stay safe out there!

 

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