Football is a way of life for many in Atlanta. Whether football fans have tickets to a Georgia Dome game or are watching a game at a bar or at a friend’s house, game day is a time to celebrate. Celebrations prior to the game and even after a football game often involve tailgating parties—a longstanding tradition that takes place in parking lots surrounding the stadium—and include alcoholic beverages.
While there is no harm in having a couple of drinks, relaxing, and enjoying a good game with family and friends, there is harm in driving after drinking alcohol. This is why it is critical that game day goers pass their car keys to sober drivers if they do indulge in adult beverages.
Non-Drinking Designated Drivers: Key to Game Day Safety
When football fans decide drink and drive on games days, not only can they risk getting arrested and dealing with a DUI, but they can seriously injure a DUI victim in Georgia or even kill someone. This is why it is key for drivers—those attending games as well as those watching games at bars—to make travel arrangements.
By choosing a sober driver before kickoff, game day can be a success. However, when motorists drive impaired instead of passing their keys to a sober driver, the consequences can be catastrophic.
If you were injured in a drunk driving crash, you may have rights to pursue a Georgia DUI victim claim for your injuries and damages. Contact an experienced Fulton County drunk driving victim attorney at Shane Smith Law for a free consultation today at 770.487.8999 to learn more.