Be careful driving during Super Bowl Sunday

February 2, 2012 12:00 AM

The Super Bowl brings about a lot parties, but it's important that if you're getting behind the wheel, you know about the issues that could be on the road.

Geico reports there are a number of dangers that lurk during the Super Bowl, noting that it has become one of the most dangerous driving days of the year. Citing a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 48 percent of traffic fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday were a result of drivers who had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of at least .08.

Making sure you don't drink and get behind the wheel is key. Also, Geico advises motorists to wear their seatbelts in the event of another driver's accident. Of course, it's also a good idea to look over your vehicle before you even set out on the road. As some people are expecting accidents on Super Bowl Sunday, it may take a bit longer before help arrives. This is why checking the oil filter and brakes is important to make sure you're not stranded.

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