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CHP pushes for safe Super Bowl Sunday

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 15:13:12-05

The California Highway Patrol issued a statement today reminding Californians to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday safely, steering clear of spreading COVID-19 and driving responsibly.

The state has issued public health recommendations, including:

  • Gather outdoors
  • No more than three households
  • Stay close to home
  • Limit non-essential travel

“The Super Bowl is one of the most celebrated sporting events of the year, and I am encouraging Californians to celebrate responsibly,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said. “If you choose to drink, do not get behind the wheel. Designate a sober driver.”

CHP says it will have more officers on patrol this weekend looking for impaired and distracted drivers.

According to CHP data, four people died in alcohol-involved crashes on Super Bowl Sunday in 2020, and 120 others were hurt. On top of that, more than 300 DUI arrests were made that day.