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SR ACT tips to have a safe Super Bowl Sunday!

Regardless which team you are rooting for, Super Bowl Sunday parties are the ultimate place where poor decisions happen. Even if you choose all the right choices, another individual’s decision to drink and drive can affect your life. San Rafael Alcohol Compliance Team (SR ACT) wants you to have a safe Super Bowl Sunday! Here’s how:

When hosting a Super Bowl party

  • Be the hostess with the mostess: If you plan to stay sober, offer to drive guests home.
  • Check with all of your guests to ensure they designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers.
  • Serve food and non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
  • Host your party like they do at the stadium: Stop serving alcohol at the end of the 3rd quarter of the game. The 4th quarter is the best time to serve coffee & dessert!
  • Keep the phone numbers of local cab companies on hand and take the keys away from anyone who is considering driving drunk.

Things to keep in mind when hosting a party

  • You can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.
  • If an underage person drinks and drives, the parent may be legally liable for any damage, injury or death caused by the underage driver.
  • Likewise, parents or other adults who provide alcohol to – or host a party where alcohol is available to – those under the age of 21, could be cited with the Social Host Ordinance. 

Learn more about the Social Host Ordinance

 English - http://www.scribd.com/doc/180037937/FINAL-ACT-palm-card-pdf

 Spanish - http://www.scribd.com/doc/189075792/ACT-Palm-Card-en-Espanol-in-Spanish

When attending a Super Bowl party, watching the game at a restaurant, or at a sports bar

  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself. Eat plenty of food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Keep track of how much you have had to drink
  • Make sure that your ride is sober before letting him/her drive you.
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or if possible stay where you are for the night and don’t drive until you are sober.
  • Never let a friend drive drunk. Arrange a safe way for them to get home.
  • Always buckle up: It’s still your best defense against other drunk drivers.

Download additional tips from the National Traffic Safety Administration
 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/202053134/Superbowl-SafetyTips

The San Rafael Alcohol Compliance Team (ACT) has been created through a partnership with the San Rafael Police Department and the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services to reduce underage and excessive drinking in youth ages 12 – 25.

For more information please visit & LIKE San Rafael ACT today
https://www.facebook.com/SanRafaelACT

Stay tuned for more information on ACT and how you can get involved!

 

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Michael January 31, 2014 at 04:57 PM
we live in a world where the use of acronyms is out of control in my view. Nobody seems to be able to use our language properly and thus at every turn we see the use of acronyms. People who use them think everyone else understands any acronym they use. Case in point is this article where I needed to read almost the entire article before the acronym ACT was spelled out. Frankly I was wondering why the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) or the American College testing (ACT) groups were chiming in about superbowl parties. Where are we all going so quickly that we can't take time to speak using full words and complete? We have an entire new generation of people who are very challenges with speaking and writing in an understandable fashion. Not convinced of the absurdity here? check this site out. And this is only one acronym. http://www.acronymfinder.com/ACT.html
Kristen Law January 31, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Thank you for the feedback. We made the suggested changes. Please check out our other posts!

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