Dangerous Driving Trends Around Football Sunday
Football Sunday is one of the meccas of American culture. It's by far the biggest sporting event of the year. In fact, last year, over 103 million people tuned in to watch the event, making it the most viewed television event of the year.
Those that don't attend the game live usually end up hosting a viewing event of their own or driving to a viewing party at a friend's or family member’s house. Typically, these gatherings involve socializing, eating food, and drinking alcoholic beverages.
On this day, there are some dangerous driving trends to be observed. Knowing them could help make sure you stay safe while driving around this time.
According to Forbes, the Super Bowl is one of America's drunkest days, second only to New Year's Eve. Therefore, you may see more drunk or reckless driving on the day of the Big Game.
The legal intoxication limit is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08%. According to a 2014 study done by BACtrack, a company that makes smartphone-enabled breathalyzers, the average BAC of people who used the device was 0.091%. To put that in perspective, the BAC of those who used it on New Year’s Eve was only slightly higher at 0.094%
Speeding is another trend that can show up on Super Bowl Sunday. In order to make sure that they don't miss the game, people will oftentimes drive above the speed limit in order to make it to their friends' or family’s house. This reduces the amount of time that drivers have to react. This could, unfortunately, result in car accidents.
Drivers can get much more distracted on this day while trying to listen to the game on their radios instead of paying attention to the road. Some of these drivers and passengers can also get rowdy while rooting for their teams. Make sure that, on this day, you take the precautions necessary to look out for distracted drivers.
Texting is one of the main driving distractions. On Football Sunday, people are oftentimes texting their friends to let them know their estimated arrival time or to ask what the score of the game is.
When they do this on the road, they are putting other people's lives at risk by not paying full attention to driving as well as other cars and pedestrians around them.
What To Do if You’re Injured
If you were injured in a car accident as a result of someone else's negligence on Football Sunday, it's important to make sure that you seek medical treatment.
Even if you don't think you are injured, you should get a proper diagnosis from a medical professional. This will provide you with useful documentation that you may need later on if you decide to contact a car accident attorney. Your attorney can help you seek compensation for the expenses you incurred as a result of someone else's negligence.
Contact the Attorneys at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci
If you're looking for a car accident attorney after you were injured on Football Sunday, Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Attorneys at Law is the law firm to turn to.
With over 140 years of experience helping injury victims, our attorneys have helped obtain millions in verdicts and settlements for the victims we represent. A personal injury attorney from our firm can evaluate the specifics surrounding your accident to determine whether you should pursue compensation for your personal injury.
Contact our firm at (833) 600-0125 for a no-fee consultation.