Superbowl Safety

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are offering the following safety tips to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is fast becoming one of America’s favorite “holidays.” The popularity of the day is no longer just about the game. This day is also known for the commercials as well as the food and drinks. It is estimated that Super Bowl Sunday is the second deadliest day of the year with New Years as number one. On average there is one alcohol-related fatality every 31 minutes.


If you are going to be attending a party or hosting one at home please consider some of the following tips to ensure that everyone has a happy and joyous “holiday.”

  • If you are planning on hosting a party, be responsible yourself. Limiting your alcohol intake will allow you to better determine if a guest is able to drive at the end of the night.
  • Have Non-Alcoholic Beverages Available. Always have alternative beverages for those guests who are driving or choose not to drink.
  • Don’t rush to refill or force drinks on your guests. Push the food on your guests, not the alcohol.
  • Make such your serve food and water with the alcohol. It is proven that food and water can help counter the effects of alcohol.
  • Encourage the use of designated drivers or a cab service. Make sure that any guest who has had too much to drink doesn’t drive.

Remember: You can be held financially responsible for your guests’ actions after they leave your party