A new study released by the Automobile Club of Southern California has found that the risk of a drunk driving crash resulting in serious injury or death increases by 77% on Super Bowl Sunday. The study was conducted using the last five years of crash data from the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The study examined the number of fatal and serious injury crashes on Super Bowl Sunday between 5 p.m. and 4 a.m. According to the data, there were 294 fatal or serious injury crashes in California the past five years.
The CHP is imploring everyone to drive safe and sober. The CHP and local authorities will expand DUI checkpoints and patrols to help keep the roads safe. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker wants to reiterate that message: Please, do not drink and drive this weekend, or any other weekend!