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Make the right calls – do not drink and drive this weekend


This weekend brings the biggest football game in the nation on Sunday, and people are sure to celebrate. No matter who you’re rooting for, we can all agree that drinking and driving is a bad play call. That’s why the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is teaming up with numerous law enforcement agencies across the state to increase patrols this weekend.

You can be the real MVP this weekend by volunteering to be the sober designated driver for you and your friends. When it comes down to it, it’s up to you to be the one that makes sure everyone gets home safe. In 2018 in Oklahoma, there were 16 injury crashes around game time which included one fatality. Two of those crashes were impaired related, meaning at least one of the drivers in each crash is believed to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says that people should enjoy time with friends and family watching the game, but should also stay safe so that way they can enjoy the next game. OHP also says that you should figure out who your designated driver will be prior to the game.

Stay safe and enjoy the big game Sunday!