Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
With Americans celebrating the warm Labor Day holiday weekend with extra enthusiasm this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving.
This upcoming Labor Day weekend, NHTSA wants to spread the message about impaired driving dangers and ask that everyone works together to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 19 through September 7, 2020. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of drunk driving, coupled with increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.
Sadly, the statistics prove that we have a lot of work to do to put an end to drunk driving. According to NHTSA, 10,511 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2018. On average, 10,000 people were killed each year from 2014 to 2018 — one person was killed in drunk-driving crashes every 50 minutes in 2018. That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors. This is why NHTSA wants to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to upcoming Labor Day festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Remember that it is never acceptable to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan on using public transportation or a ride-sharing service to get home safely.
> If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement agency. Do you have a friend or family member, who is about to drink and drive? If so, take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend or family member home safely.
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