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Make Safety the Core of Your Plan for The Big Game

If your plans this weekend include watching the Big Game and your night involves consuming alcohol or recreational drugs outside your home, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety Office is reminding fans not to fumble the celebration: make plans for a sober ride home. More than 25 state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up for high visibility enforcement to help keep impaired drivers off the road. “Whether you are planning on gathering to watch the game itself, the half-time show or just the commercials, we want to ensure everyone gets home safely,” said Motor Vehicle Administrator Chrissy Nizer, who also serves as Governor Wes Moore’s Highway Safety Representative. “Our reminder is simple: if you plan to drink or consume drugs, plan a sober ride home.” According to preliminary data, there were 36 fatalities in February 2023, and nearly 200 DUI arrests during last year’s Big Game weekend. To help avoid tragedies this year, the MVA’s Highway Safety Office and its partners are reminding all travelers and fans to remember these tips: Never Drive Impaired: Whether you are attending a party, hosting one or going out to a bar, keep safety at the center of your plans. When […]

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