Pittsburgh, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation (PennDOT) reminds motorists to practice safe driving behaviors
on Super Bowl Sunday as snow, low temperatures and impaired drivers may be a
As Sunday forecasts predict low temperatures and
possible snow in the southwest region of the state, drivers are advised to stay
in during inclement weather unless it’s necessary to be out. However, anyone
planning to travel for the Super Bowl is reminded to slow down your speed and
increase the following distance from the vehicle in front of you.
To help make decisions
regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by
checking roadway conditions by visiting www.511PA.com.
Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route
using the “Check
My Route” tool.
Another factor for
motorists to consider on Sunday is impaired driving. When drinking becomes part
of the plan for celebrating the big game, fans are reminded to stay from behind
the wheel. Local law enforcement will increase efforts to get impaired drivers
off the road and keep innocent lives safe.
Many people will
decide not to gather this year to celebrate the Super Bowl. In order to limit
the amount of travel on the roads in an effort to remain safe PennDOT advises
the following tips:
Prepare your snacks ahead of
time so there is no need to leave.
Have plenty of water available,
especially if alcohol is present.
Consider making mocktails as an
alternative to alcoholic beverages.
Never mix your medications with
preliminary PennDOT data, last year there were 336 crashes statewide from 6:00
PM on Super Bowl Sunday to 6:00 AM the following day.
The final component to
being safer in the vehicle year-round is to always buckle up. Everyone in the
vehicle should wear a seat belt, as they are proven to save lives and are the
first defense of safety in the event of a crash.
For more PennDOT
information, visit www.PennDot.gov/winter.
For regional twitter
updates, visit www.511PAPittsburgh.
MEDIA CONTACT: Yasmeen Manyisha, 412-429-5044
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