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Super Bowl Sunday Safety Tips

New Jersey traffic safety and law enforcement officials urged residents to be responsible during and after the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said people should, under no circumstances, get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking.

Don't drink and drive
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“Many fans will be attending parties at friends’ homes, bars and local restaurants,” he said. “If your Super Bowl celebration includes alcohol, plan ahead and make sure have a designated driver.”

Chiesa said taking that simple step will ensure people don’t put their lives, or the lives of other motorists, in danger.

According to Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky, motorists may see increased foot traffic following the game, and they should pay close attention to pedestrians Sunday night.

Poedubicky added, “In the past few years, we have witnessed an increase in pedestrian fatalities, and in many of those tragedies, alcohol has been a factor both in the behavior of those on their feet, and those behind the wheel.”

New Jerseyans can expect an increased police presence on the roads this weekend. Division of State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes said an estimated 100 additional troopers will be on patrol to encourage drivers to make safe and sound decisions.

Last year, Super Bowl Sunday in New Jersey saw one fatality.

“I believe we can make that zero deaths for 2013,” Fuentes said.

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