ATLANTA - Super Bowl XLV title takes place this Sunday and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is warning drivers of Operation Zero Tolerance for impaired driving.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during Super Bowl XLI weekend, 39 percent of all traffic fatalities during the 2006 Super Bowl weekend involved impaired drivers with blood alcohol concentration levels of .08 or higher. On Super Bowl Sunday XLII, the number of traffic fatalities involving drivers with blood-alcohol concentrations of .08 or higher jumped to 48 percent in 2007, according to NHTSA.
GOHS warns drivers that they will go to jail if they're caught driving over the limit as part of its Operation Zero Tolerance. GOHS urges football fans not to don't drink and drive, to plan for a designated driver and to always wear a seat belt.
Director Harris Blackwood of the GOHS, One of every five Georgia crash fatalities is alcohol-related and every alcohol-related death can be prevented, according to GOHS Director Harris Blackwood.
Safety tips from GOHS for those hosting a Super Bowl party:
GOHS tips for those at a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a restaurant or sports bar:
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