Crash statistics show that just one fatal crash has occurred on each of the last five Super Bowl Sundays in New Jersey. These crashes have occurred in varying locations statewide. There were two in Essex County, one in Bergen County, one in Burlington County, and one in Ocean County. What the statistics do show is that alcohol or drugs were involved in three out of the five crashes.

One life lost to drunk driving is one too many. If you are going to drink on Sunday, have a designated driver or make other arrangements. Don’t take the risk of hurting yourself or someone else by getting behind the wheel after drinking. The New Jersey State Police will have more than 700 troopers protecting MetLife Stadium and the surrounding areas. In addition, there will be stepped up DWI patrols by state, county, and local police statewide.

Remember, fans don’t let fans drive drunk. Let’s make Super Bowl XLVIII a #soberbowl and make sure everyone gets home safe.