GEICO recommends Super Bowl fans to enjoy the game and keep everyone safe after the game

  GEICO recommends Super Bowl fans to enjoy the game and keep everyone safe
  after the game

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- January 29, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and millions of people will soon
tune in to watch one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Whether
you’re hosting or attending a party, GEICO encourages all football fans to
play it safe on Super Bowl Sunday – particularly when it comes to drinking and
driving.

More than 30 percent of all fatalities were alcohol-related in 2011, according
to the most recent figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration. To help prevent future fatalities, GEICO, along with NHTSA,
recommends the following tips for Super Bowl fans:

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl Party:

  *Make sure that your guests have a designated driver in advance or help to
    arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers.
  *Serve lots of food and be sure to include plenty of non-alcoholic
    beverages at the party.
  *Keep the numbers for local cab companies on file and take the keys away
    from anyone who may be willing to drive while impaired. Insist that they
    sleep at your home.
  *Remember, under some state social liability laws, you can be held
    responsible if your guests drink and drive.

If you’re attending a Super Bowl Party:

  *Assign a designated driver before the party begins and give that person
    your car keys.
  *Pace yourself and avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Eat enough
    food and alternate drinks with non-alcoholic beverages.
  *If you don’t have a designated driver, call a cab, friend or family member
    to come and get you; or just stay where you are until you are sober.
  *Remember to always use your seat belt – it’s your best defense against
    impaired drivers.

Please keep in mind that most jurisdictions will put additional officers on
the road, specifically to enforce drunk-driving laws during Super Bowl
weekend. For more information on safe driving, visit the Auto Safety section
on geico.com.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire
Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto
insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto
insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve
more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18
million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Contact:

GEICO Communications
301-986-3271
 
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