In line with holidays like Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday ranks at the top for one of the biggest drinking days of the year. And, one of the deadliest. In 2010, the NHTSA reported that 40% of the fatal crashes on Super Bowl Sunday were due to drunk driving. On that day, alcohol contributed to a fatal accident every 52 seconds. MADD and police departments across the country are asking/begging drivers to choose a designated driver, before choosing a drink! Hand off your keys to someone else who is sober, to help keep your passengers and everyone on the roads stay safe.
Often Super Bowl parties are focused around drinking. In 2009, nearly 50 million cases of beer were consumed! If you are hosting a party, part of your responsibility is to help guests get home safely. Here are some tips to do just that:
1) Collect car keys as guests arrive
2) Identify designated drivers
3) Serve plenty of healthy and hearty food choices
4) Offer a variety of delicious non-alcoholic drinks besides water
5) Stop serving alcohol as the third quarter commences
6) Bring out new food during the second half and introduce coffee and water
7) Be prepared to invite intoxicated guests to sleepover
8) Have the number to a taxi service on hand
Getting a DUI is a serious crime all over the U.S. Judges do not look lightly at this offense and most first-time DUI citations will include some jail time, license suspension, community service work and alcohol and drug education classes. You will also have to dive into your bank account to pay fines and legal costs involved with hiring an attorney.
If you have been caught for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is possible in many jurisdictions to fulfill your court mandated DUI class online. Just check with your judge, probation officer or clerk first to make sure it is accepted for your circumstances. Taking a distance-learning class enables the client to enroll for the class on the website from any Internet based computer within the 50 states. The class then becomes immediately available on the screen in front of you. There is nothing to print out, no books to purchase, and nothing to download. Basic computer skills and a motivation to learn are all you need to scroll through and complete the course.
Online classes are perfect for people who are too busy to meet someone else’s pre-determined classroom schedule, for people who travel for business and for those who would rather not sit in a classroom full of strangers. Once you register, you can access the class at any time of the day or night so it doesn’t need to interfere with work, school or family time. You can take the class from anywhere you have web access like the library, a hotel room, or a coffee shop.
At the end of the course, you will take a multiple-choice final exam. You can go back and review the class and re-take the test if you don’t pass with a 70% or better the first time. After you pass, a Certificate of Completion will be sent to you to show the legal system that you successfully fulfilled the requirements.
Be careful not to drink and drive this Super Bowl Sunday, but if you do and are caught for a DUI offense, look into DUI classes online like those provided by the AJ Novick Group, Inc. You will get an excellent alcohol and drug education in a timely manner!