Football is a huge part of Texas culture. TxDOT is encouraging fans to enjoy the big game responsibly by planning ahead for a safe ride home before the game day drinking begins through its Drive Sober. No Regrets. statewide, impaired driving football campaign. The campaign aims to reduce the number of DUI-related traffic crashes on football game days when a Texas college or professional team is playing.
Too often a designated driver is chosen during the course of the evening and is often considered the “least drunk” person in the group. The designated driver should always be a sober driver who has not consumed any amount of alcohol. Designating a driver, calling a taxi, using a rideshare service, staying where you are, calling a friend or family member, and using mass transit are the safest ways to ensure you do not drive under the influence.
One regretable decision to drink and drive could turn game time into a DWI costing up to $17,000 in fines and fees, the loss of a license, jail time or worse.
Visit Faces of Drunk Driving to learn about the consequences of driving impaired and tips to finding a sober ride home. Follow the hashtag #DriveSoberNoRegrets to keep up with the campaign on social media.