Posted by Chris Purcell on March 1, 2013
According to The Los Angeles Times, a recent study from AAA examined the prevalence of drunk driving on Super Bowl Sundays in California. As discussed by the Automobile Club of Southern California, the study found that car crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities increased 41% on Super Bowl Sundays, as compared to typical non-holiday Sundays in January and February. A lead researcher at AAA stated that game day parties and promotions involving alcohol have increased significantly, contributing to an increase in impaired driving. The study examined 10 years of data on Super Bowl Sundays from 2002 to 2011.
In related news, NBC Los Angeles reports that the city of LA is receiving a new stop light at the location of a fatal drunk driving car accident that occurred four years ago on Super Bowl Sunday. In 2009, an impaired hit-and-run driver struck and killed a child at the intersection of Olympic and Bonnie Brae. Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton held a press conference about the auto accident and Los Angeles Councilman Ed Reyes requested the new stop light. Now, Reyes and members of the Westlake District neighborhood plan to dedicate the light in memory of the child.
A Note from Chris Purcell
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