Today marks the official start of ‘Fort Worth's Super Week,' and I am so excited to have the Super Bowl in my home town. ESPN will be broadcasting nearly 80 hours of television from Sundance Square and city officials are expecting a huge influx of people for the festivities.
With all the extra pedestrians I want to remind drivers, including myself, to remain especially alert when driving anywhere near Super Bowl festivities. Distracted driving is just not an option.
Cars kill about 5,000 pedestrians each year in the U.S. As a Fort Worth pedestrian accident attorney, I handle cases like this all the time. But with your help, let's make sure everybody stays safe when driving and walking during Super Bowl weekend. Here are some of my suggestions:
•Know where you're going and where you're parking before driving anywhere, that way you won't get lost or have to be on your cell phone getting directions
•Give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go so you won't be rushed
•If you're walking somewhere, don't automatically expect drivers to stop for you and remember to obey pedestrian rules; they help ensure your safety
Hopefully during Super Bowl week the only thing to get hurt is the feelings of the team that loses. Now, who are y'all rooting for?