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.