Lackawanna College, PennDOT team up to encourage safe Super Bowl celebrations

Lackawanna College, PennDOT team up to encourage safe Super Bowl celebrations

SCRANTON, Pa. – Members of the Lackawanna College football team joined officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and local law enforcement Friday, Feb. 3, to let residents of northeastern Pennsylvania know that "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk."

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving takes a life every 51 minutes in America. That means that during Super Bowl LI on Sunday, as many as four people will die as a result of the actions of a drunk driver.

"If you want to be the MVP of Super Bowl LI, volunteer to be a designated driver to help your family and friends get home safely," said PennDOT Safety Press Officer Michael Taluto. "Drunk driving only leads to disaster and tragedy. It's never worth the risk. If you do plan to drink on Super Bowl Sunday, remember to pass the keys to a designated driver before kickoff."
 
PennDOT District 4-0 Press Officer James May encouraged local residents to download the NHTSA's SaferRide mobile app, which can help football fans find a sober ride home by identifying their location and helping to call a taxi or a friend to pick them up.