(CMR) The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is warning American football fans ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl event to not drink and drive. In a statement issued on Saturday, they noted that the increased activities over the weekend could lead to some being tempted to break the law but they should be warned that the police will be out on the roadways.
They shared the following statement:
The RCIPS is aware that there may be increased activities over the weekend, particularly this coming Sunday, and as such, we are reminding the drivers to practice safe driving habits while enjoying the festivities.
The public is being reminded not to drink and drive especially, but instead to plan ahead and hire a public transportation of your choice or appoint a designated driver if you intend to drink while out and about. Police officers will be carrying out high visibility patrols and spontaneous spot checks to discourage poor driving behaviours. In particular officers will be on the lookout for persons driving whilst intoxicated and persons speeding on the roadways.
The RCIPS is encouraging everyone to do the right thing and #staysafecayman.
Superbowl Sunday is the biggest day for American football fans and a very popular day for drinking and watching the finale game. According to Men's Fitness Americans will consume some 325.5 million gallons of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. In the two weeks leading up to the game in 2020 consumers spent $1.3 billion on beer and cider, $224 million on tortilla chips, $80 million on chicken wings and $198 million on frozen pizza.
Parents are often warned that kids will participate in the festivities as well. Super Bowl Sunday is said to be the second-highest food and beer consumption day in American right after Thanksgiving.
The most popular beer consumed is Coors Light followed by Miller Lite and Bud Light. But beer is not the only thing consumer – top food picks included 3.8 million pounds of popcorn, 1.3 billion chicken wings, 2 million pizzas, 10 million pounds of ribs and 88 million pounds of cheese.
The Super Bowl is the annual champions game of the National Football League and since 2004 has been played on the first Sunday in February. Super Bowl LV will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday. The 54th annual event will see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS with Kansas City having a three-point favorite to win.
This is the fight Super Bowl being hosted in the Tampa area.