Just in time for the Super Bowl, Tostitos’ has introduced a new bag of chips that can tell when you’ve been drinking. The new bag design contains a sensor that is calibrated to detect alcohol on a person’s breath. If alcohol is detected, the sensor on the bag turns red and provides a code to quickly contact Uber and secure a ride home. This is a neat party gimmick. It may even help prevent some intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel – and on Super Bowl Sunday, that’s a very good thing.
In 2016, there were 45 fatal drunk driving accidents on Super Bowl Sunday, accounting for nearly half of all fatal car accidents that day. This is tragic, but unsurprising. A study from the University of Toronto found an average 41% increase in serious car accidents on Super Bowl Sunday when looking at 25 years of crash data. Many of these accidents are alcohol related. Many impact those who have not been drinking. If you are among those victims this year, our Omaha personal injury attorneys are here to help.
At Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht, we believe that victims of negligent drivers – be those drivers intoxicated, aggressive, or inattentive – deserve swift and aggressive legal representation. We bring decades of combined experience into every case that we take and are prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf to secure for you the total compensation you deserve.
A bag of chips may help keep some drunk drivers off the road this Super Bowl Sunday, but will not be enough to prevent all irresponsible drivers from getting behind the wheel. If you are injured or a loved one is tragically killed by one of these drivers, contact us online or call 402-371-4300 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help.