With Football Season around the Corner, Consider Roadway Safety

It’s Texas, and football season is here This means there’s a lot of excitement ahead, but sometimes all that merriment can get out of hand. If you’re heading out to a big game to a friend’s big screen for group viewing, remember that drinking and driving do not mix and make safety your top priority. This issue is so serious that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has kicked off a Plan While You Can campaign to encourage football fans across the state to make a safe game day travel plan before alcohol gets involved. If you’ve been injured by an impaired driver, consult with a knowledgeable Round Rock car accident lawyer today


The “Plan While You Can” Campaign

The “Plan While You Can” Statewide Impaired Driving Football Campaign was developed to encourage fans to make a plan to get home safely well before they’ve begun enjoying libations. The goal is to reduce the number of traffic accidents related to DWIs on those game days when a Texas college or professional team is hitting the field. You can even keep up with the campaign on social media by following #PlanWhileYouCan.  

Designating the Least-Drunk Driver Is Not a Plan

Waiting until it’s nearly time to leave the festivities to assign the least-drunk person as the designated driver is neither a plan nor a good idea. By making a safe-driving plan before the party starts, you ensure that do not allow alcohol to cloud your good judgment. 

Make Good Driving Choices

With the advent of ridesharing apps, it’s becoming easier and easier to ensure that you never drive while under the influence – even if you have a little more fun watching the game than you probably should have. In fact, there are plenty of ways to Plan While You Can, including: 

  1. Designating a driver before getting the party started
  2. Visiting SoberRides.org to plan ahead of time
  3. Calling a cab
  4. Getting an Uber or Lyft
  5. Staying over at your host’s 
  6. Enlisting a sober friend or family member who wasn’t in attendance
  7. Using mass transit

There’s more than one way to get to and from a game, and planning ahead will help ensure that you don’t take risks that endanger everyone on the road.  

The Big Game and Major Consequences

Texas and football just go together, but if you get behind the wheel after game day fun, you could face serious consequences, including:

  • Fines and fees of up to $17,000
  • Jail time
  • Loss of driver’s license

If an Impaired Driver Causes You to Be Injured, Consult with an Experienced Round Rock Car Accident Lawyer Today 

Impaired drivers endanger everyone with whom they share the road. If a drunk gameday driver leaves you injured, attorney Elissa Henry at Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, in Round Rock, Texas, is on your side. Ms. Henry has the experience, compassion, and commitment to guide your claim toward its most positive resolution. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (512) 766-4529 today.