GEICO asks fans to make responsible party decisions for the big game

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The big game is almost here and legions of fans are making plans to
catch the championship. Whether you’re watching to cheer on your team,
enjoy the halftime show, or catch some entertainment from the
commercials, GEICO asks you to make smart decisions if you plan to party
during the evening.

GEICO has the following tips for fans.

  • Leave the driving to someone else: Options include public
    transportation, cabs, or rideshare services. You can also assign a
    sober designated driver. Remember, being the designated driver means no
    drinks
    ; not fewer drinks.
  • Pace yourself: Because the big game can last about four hours,
    take a break from the beverages to grab a bite to eat. Remember, your
    body can only process a small amount of alcohol at a time according to
    the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over-indulging can
    easily overwhelm this process, and put the drinker at greater risk.
  • Keep an eye on fellow fans: If you’re hosting a party, don’t
    let fans drive who have clearly overindulged. If a guest drives
    impaired and causes an accident with property damage, injuries or
    death, you, the host who served the alcohol could be held liable and
    criminally charged.

The actual fine only makes up a small part of the cost of a DUI offense.
After factoring in towing/impound fees, court costs, a lawyer, insurance
rate hikes and expenses for alternate forms of transportation racked up
while your license is suspended; the cost of a DUI can soar to more than
$10,000 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA).

For more safety tips, visit GEICO’s Safe
Driving Resource Center
.

GEICO
(Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire
Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger
auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in
1936, provides millions of auto
insurance quotes
to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to
serve more than 14 million private passenger customers, insuring more
than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Contacts

GEICO Communications
gcorpcomm@geico.com
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