This Super Bowl Weekend, Help Naperville Police Spread the Word: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
With the Super Bowl just around the corner, the Naperville Police Department is reminding football fans and partygoers that they will be out in force on gameday to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage more people to wear their seat belts. If your Super Bowl celebration will involve alcohol or cannabis, don’t forget: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”
“Because many Illinoisans watch the Super Bowl with friends while enjoying an array of snacks and adult beverages, it’s important that they plan ahead for safe rides home,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Ricky Krakow. “Even one drink or hit can impair judgement. You should never put yourself or others at risk because you made the choice to drive impaired. Just one is one too many.”
If you’re ready for some Super Bowl fun, make a game plan for a safe and enjoyable time:
- Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.
- Walking impaired can also be dangerous. If you plan to walk, designate a sober friend to walk you home.
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, pull over and contact law enforcement.
- Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take the keys away and arrange to get your friend home safely.
- Hosting a party? Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages and make sure all your guests have a sober ride home.
- Always buckle up! It’s your best defense in case of a crash.
The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs are administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.