AUSTIN, TX (TxDOT) — n Brownsville, fans filling shopping carts with supplies for their home football viewing parties can also bring home a life-saving message about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Visiting grocery stores around the state, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Fan Van reminds people to make a game plan before kickoff for having a sober ride home after the game. The Fan Van also offers football fans the chance to win donated prizes, including a Man Cave and $500 Best Buy gift cards. The Man Cave features a flat-screen TV, home theater system, a massage chair and a folding poker table, among other prizes. To be eligible, potential winners must pledge not to drink and drive this football season.
On the day (24 hour period) of last year’s Super Bowl (Feb. 3, 2013), there were 112 DUI - alcohol traffic crashes in Texas, resulting in 39 serious injuries and four fatalities.