Fans who attended the Oakland Raiders game versus the Denver Broncos at O. Co Coliseum on Sunday October 11, 2015 were treated to a great day of football in Oakland. The Raiders fought hard and played well, and Raiders fans showed amazing support for the home team in the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge against their AFC West rivals. Over a thousand fans pledged to be Good Sports – designated drivers for their group. Responsible fans autographed a responsibility inflatable football and received a free souvenir photo.
Each designated driver is worth a “touchdown” (6 points) in the competition. The Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge winner will be the team with the most points at the end of the season. Click here to see the Challenge Standings.
The Raiders are also participating in the Responsibility Bowl, a league-wide tournament encouraging responsible fan behavior with respect to alcohol. The Raiders faced a very tough Round 1 opponent in the Miami Dolphins and unfortunately lost early in the tournament. See how teams stack up on Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
Partners in the Raiders successful designated driver program include Bud Light and TEAM Coalition.
US DOT / NHTSA 2013 NATIONAL DATA:
• In 2013, 10,076 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 2.4% from the 10,322 fatalities in 2012.
• Many, if not most of those lives would have been saved if people did not drive when they were impaired by alcohol or if they used sober, designated drivers or if they simply wore their seat belts.
• Statistics and research clearly show that 21-34 year old males are the demographic most likely to be involved in an automobile crash, drive when impaired by alcohol, and fail to buckle up.