Stay Super Safe on Super Bowl Weekend

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 30-Jan-2018

Stay Super Safe on Super Bowl Weekend

It doesn’t matter who you’ll be rooting for during the Super Bowl – the underdog Philadelphia Eagles, or the New England Patriots – you’ll want to take extra care if you’re on the roadways. In fact, AAA is urging drivers to “Celebrate the Super Bowl with a Game Plan to Get Home Safely.”

AAA and Budweiser have teamed up to encourage all of us to celebrate responsibly. If you’re going to be out and about over the weekend and your game plans include alcohol, you should choose a designated driver or take a cab or ride-sharing service to your destination so you won’t have to worry about leaving your car somewhere. If you’re going to be celebrating at a friend’s house, your options might include spending the night there.

For those who find themselves without a safe way home after a few drinks, AAA will once again be offering its Tow to Go program over the Super Bowl weekend.

The Tow to Go program, it is available Friday, February 2nd through 6 am on Monday morning, February 5th. The following Tow to Go guidelines will apply:

  • Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 miles
  • The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home
  • Free and available to AAA members and non-members
  • Tow to Go is provided in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Indiana (Fort Wayne and South Bend only) and Wisconsin
  • Tow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditions

“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” Katja Zastrow, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch, said in a statement. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”

Kudos to Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler, who have been co-sponsors of the program from the beginning back in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers.

According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents involving drunk drivers in 2016.

While distracted driving (texting or talking on the phone while driving, eating, putting on makeup, etc…) has become the leading cause of traffic accidents in the country – by a margin that continues to grow every year – drunk driving remains one of the most dangerous causes of accidents in the U.S. It is the leading cause of traffic accidents involving fatalities.

And remember, even if you haven’t been drinking, there might be other drivers on the road who have. Plan on taking extra time and driving defensively over the weekend of the big game.

The staff of Gwinnett pain clinics includes both Eagles fans and Patriots fans. But our chiropractors in Lawrenceville, GA, as well as our Norcross chiropractors are united on one thing – we want you to stay safe. At our neck and back chiropractic care centers, we specialize in treating people who have been involved in traffic accidents. On a daily basis we see the injuries and the pain that can result from one simple mistake behind the wheel. Nobody wins if your celebration ends up leading to a crash and a lifetime of neck & back pain.

If you or someone you know needs a safe ride home over the Super Bowl weekend, we encourage you to call AAA’s Tow to Go program at (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. No questions will be asked, they’ll just give you a ride home.

If you understand what we’re saying because you have already been in an accident and want to see a chiropractor for neck pain, please call Gwinnett Medical in Lawrenceville or Norcross.

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