Driving tensions mount as many will tune in to what's considered the biggest game of the football season on Sunday. Researchers say that the viewing public is more dangerous than what goes on at the game. Research has found that the Super Bowl plays a significant role in automobile crashes, saying 40 percent more crashes occur in the hours following the Super Bowl.
The study by the New England Journal of Medicine says that the last 27 Super Bowl Sundays amounted to 1,300 more car crashes and 600 more injuries. They say that driver fatigue, along with alcohol and the disappointment among drivers whose team lost contribute to that rise.
Illinois State Police and local law enforcement officers will be out reminding motorists to use extra caution when attending Super Bowl festivities. If you do drink they say take a taxi or use a designated driver.