For many fans, Super Bowl Sunday means football on our TV, snacks on our plate and often beer in our glass, but it can also mean an increase of drunk driving in our streets.
Throughout Sunday and into Monday morning, the Lorain County Sheriff's Office will be taking extra measures to help fight the problem.
"We're going to have deputies on the street in addition to what we normally have patrolling," said Sgt. Bryan Barnes. "The only difference is the deputies that we have in addition will be out there focused strictly on intoxicated driving. So, the only purpose they will serve is going out there and looking for impaired drivers."
The initiative, which they are calling "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk," is a reminder to urge football fans to "call the right play on Super Bowl Sunday by passing the keys to a sober driver before the drinking begins."
Aside from increased patrols, electronic signs along highways are already urging drivers not to get behind the wheel after drinking, using humorous football puns.
The Lorain County Sheriff's Office is also recommending the mobile app SaferRide to find a sober ride home. The app is created by the National Traffic Safety Administration and is available both in the App Store and the Google Play store. The app identifies where you are and then helps call a taxi or a friend to come pick you up.
Of course, there is also Uber and Lyft to help football partiers land a sober driver, and both of those typically offer discounts if it's your first ride.
"It's an ongoing problem -- impaired driving," said Barnes. "The Super Bowl is a great platform for us to get the message out and reiterate how much of a problem it is."