Make the Right Play and Designate a Sober Driver for Super Bowl Celebrations

The Buffalo Grove Police Department will be conducting special patrols throughout Super Bowl weekend to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road and encourage drivers and passengers to wear their seatbelts. The enforcement campaign will run from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14.

“At parties throughout the country, friends will gather to cheer on their favorite team, and many will raise a glass or two,” said Police Sergeant Frank Horbus. “We urge everyone to enjoy Super Bowl parties responsibly and remind everyone that the police will be out in force to help ensure everyone makes it home safely.”

If your Super Bowl plans involve alcohol or marijuana, make the right play and pass your keys to a sober driver before the kickoff. If you don’t have a designated driver, there are other options including calling a cab, using a ride-sharing service, asking a sober friend or family member to pick you up, or staying where you are and sleeping it off. Never let a friend leave your sight if you think they are impaired and always buckle up because it’s your best defense in a crash.

Remember, pedestrians are at risk too, and safety is a shared responsibility. Pay attention to the roadways when walking, and always cross where motorists can see you. Drivers should remain alert and obey all traffic and pedestrian signals.

The Super Bowl enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.