Super Bowl Single Biggest Penalty (PSA)

January 27, 2018

Super Bowl Penalty

We just created our first public service announcement "Super Bowl Penalty" in time for Super Bowl 52. The super bowl will be watched in the stadium, in bars and in homes across the land. Everyone will be coming together to root for their favorite team.

Part of the Super Bowl fun is comradery, fun, food and drink, but a little too much drink can be a bad thing, especially if you plan on driving home from the Super Bowl or Super Bowl party. The message is simple. If you drink and drive, there's a good chance you may earn a DUI. Aside from that you could get in a serious car accident and injure youself or someone else on the road. Get an Uber or Lyft instead. If you are a first time Uber or Lyft customer, you can get discount or free rides, depending on your distance with the Free Rides links above.

Increased Drinking and Driving on Super Bowl Sunday

Drinking violations by repeat drunk drivers ordered to driving stay sober jumps an average of 22% on Super Bowl Sunday, compared to usual Sunday violation rates as stated in an article at

The New England Journal of Medicine studied driving fatalities for 27 consecutive Super Bowl Sundays and reported a 41% relative increase in the number of fatalities after the Super Bowl.

The Cost of A DUI

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Your first DUI can cost anywhere from $7000 to $20,000.00 and up, not including costs for property damage or any personal injuries that may have occurred and the state in which you received the offense. There is also the cost of your reputation, embarrasment and guilt. Some of those fees include:

  • Towing Fees
  • Bail
  • Defense Attorney Fees
  • Jail Fees
  • Sentencing
  • Testing Fees
  • Alcohol Education and Treatment Fees
  • Probation Fees
  • Drivers License Reinstatement Fee
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    Alternate Transportation Costs 
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    Hospital Fees 
  • Loss of job and income

Helen Mirrin says it quite will in this "Give A Danm" commercial

We're not saying don't have fun and we're not saying don't drink. We're simply saying make plans ahead of time, stay overnight or call an Uber or Lyft to get you home safely. Enjoy the game!

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Joseph Giannotti

About the Author

Joseph Giannotti

Joseph has been a ride share driver for over a year. He enjoys meeting new people and having interesting conversations. Before moving to Delaware in 2006, he lived in Hawaii for 12 years on the island of Kauai. His goal is to bring the "aloha spirit" to his passengers and give them better service than they expect. In addition to driving, he is employed full time in the customer service industry for a major manufacturing company in Delaware.

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