The Big Game is fast approaching and if you're heading to any of the Super Bowl XLVI events, crowd safety may be on your mind. Here are a few reminders to help you stay safe and have fun:
Prepare before you even leave the house
- Check out Know Before You Go for the latest on road closures, delays, and advisories
- Dress in weather-appropriate layers
- Leave valuables at home
- Pack plenty of hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial hand wipes
- Buy earplugs
- Prepare any necessary meals or snacks to take along
Talk to your children about safety
If you've got young children with you, explain to them the necessities of safety. While you don't want to scare them, let them know how important it is for them to stick close to the family and stay away from strangers. Also consider snapping a digital photo of your child before leaving home so you'll have a proper description of your child on hand.
Scope out the scene
When you arrive, scope out the scene. Familiarize yourself with the venue's layout. Take note of all emergency exits. And choose a meeting spot for your family, in the case anyone gets separated from the rest of the group.
Beat the crowds. Leave your big event early to beat the big rush of the exiting crowd.
Be sure to be fully prepared for big events before you leave your home. Revisit these tips, whether you're heading out to a big football game, attending a large concert, taking in the delights at an amusement park, or participating in any other event or activity that will draw a large number of attendees.
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