FANS DON'T LET FANS DRIVE DRUNK

Colleen Powell
GTSB Media and Communications

February 5, 2024

DES MOINES, Iowa — Who will you be cheering for during Super Bowl LVIII? The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and law enforcement partners are cheering for sober drivers! Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or attending one, everyone has an important job: keep drunk drivers off the road so we can all make it home safely. During Super Bowl LVIII, law enforcement across Iowa will be reminding football enthusiasts, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

Over the past five years (2017-2021), an average of EIGHT PEOPLE died or were seriously injured EACH WEEK in Iowa in a crash involving an impaired driver.* Nationally, about 37 people die in drunk driving crashes each day.**

This year’s Super Bowl LVIII is on Sunday, February 11. Get ahead of the game and create your winning plan now. If you’re going to a Super Bowl party and you plan to drink alcohol, plan a designated driver. If you’re hosting a party, prepare plenty of food and non-alcoholic drink options. If you’re a designated driver, be the night’s MVP and keep that commitment front and center.

Drunk driving can have a range of consequences, including the possibility of causing a traumatic crash. These crashes could cause you, someone you love, or a total stranger to suffer serious injuries or death. Help set up your team — your friends, family, and other party-goers — for a night of success.

The GTSB works with city, county, state, and local organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce death and injury on Iowa roads using federally funded grants.

Source: *Iowa’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan 2024-2028, **NHTSA

ABOUT THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.