Super Bowl and Drunk Driving Statistics
Super Bowl Sunday has historically been one of the biggest days of the year for alcohol-related automobile accidents. For example, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), on the day of Super Bowl XXXVIII, the 2004 game between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers, there were ninety-one traffic fatalities, and sixty-three percent of those fatalities were alcohol related. According to the NHTSA, 130 people died in alcohol-related automobile accidents over Super Bowl weekend in 2006.
Although these statistics are high, based on the number of alcohol related stops in Arizona and the surrounding states, the number could have certainly been much higher. For example, in Tucson, Arizona, the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force stopped 544 cars on Super Bowl Sunday 2006, and the Force arrested seven people for Arizona DUI charges. On Super Bowl Sunday 2006, the California Highway Patrol reported 481 DUI arrests, 242 alcohol-related automobile accidents, and seven DUI deaths. Further, Oregon State Police arrested forty-two people for DUI charges.
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