More than 10,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. are currently increasing their attention and efforts to nab drunk drivers as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Announced by regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in mid-August, this campaign is focused on stepping up efforts to arrest drunk drivers and will continue through the end of the Labor Day weekend (through September 1, 2014).
As part of the stepped up efforts to target drunk drivers, police officers, sheriff deputies and other law enforcement officials are doing a combination of the following:
- Putting more officers on duty, particularly in the evening and early morning hours, as well as over the weekends
- Setting up more DUI checkpoints, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings.
DUI Accidents Don’t Need to Happen, Officials Affirm
In the press release announcing the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign, officials were clear that running campaigns like this NHTSA Labor Day DUI campaign are crucial to continuing to underscore the fact that DUI accidents:
- Are deadly – In fact, they reportedly result in one fatality every 51 minutes in the U.S.
- Occur far too often
- Are entirely preventable.
As NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman has pointed out:
The costs of drunk driving — in lives and economic harm — are far too high for anyone to ever get behind the wheel after they’ve been drinking… Do not make one of the last wonderful days of summer the final tragic day of your life – or someone else’s – by driving after drinking. Remember to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
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