State Police: Play and be safe on Super Bowl Sunday
Published 10:39 am, Friday, February 3, 2017
Connecticut State Police want people to enjoy the big game on Super Bowl Sunday.
But they want people to play and be safe.
“Parties and gatherings can make Super Bowl Sunday one of the year’s most dangerous days on the roads and highways of our state due to impaired driving-related accidents,” state police said in a release. “The busy holiday season is past, but Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday in the U.S. Troopers urge all Connecticut residents to proceed with caution as they celebrate with friends and family. Although kickoff is not until 6:30 p.m., Super Bowl Sunday tends to be an all-day celebration.”
Troopers offered the suggestions to celebrate the game safety:
Travel the speed limit, always use signals when turning or changing lanes, wear your seatbelt, and stay off your cell phone.
Be alert to what OTHER motorists are doing, be prepared to stop, or change lanes.
Act responsibly by designating a sober, non-drinking driver before the game even starts.
Remember, fans never let fans drive impaired! Be prepared to call a taxi, Uber, or find a sober driver for that fan.
Troopers will be attentive to all roads and highways across the state for the possibility of drivers operating impaired, before and after the game. As always, Troopers will enforce all motor vehicle laws.
During Super Bowl Sunday 2016, Troopers arrested 15 drivers for DUI, issued 132 tickets for speeding and 424 tickets for all violations.
In Connecticut, football pools are legal as long as all of the money taken in for the pool is given back to the winners participating in the pool.
No percentage or cut can be taken by the person organizing the pool for his/her time and/or expense of running the pool.