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Welcome to the 2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

National Crackdown on Drunk Driving

If drunk driving was eliminated, more than 10,000 lives would be spared each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on thousands of law enforcement agencies to join in the fight against drunk driving. By working together, increasing public awareness and using a no-excuses approach to enforcement, we can send the strong message that drunk driving will not be tolerated.

Our goal is to present an unmistakable show of force, ready to arrest drunk drivers who put lives at risk.

In 2012, Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday) saw 147 drunk-driving fatalities. To put it in perspective, throughout the year someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes, on average. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 34 minutes. And not surprisingly, nighttime is the worst, with almost half (46%) of all nighttime (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) traffic fatalities involving a drunk driver during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

10000
people are killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes every year in the United States
In 2012, the families of 10,322 people were devastated by the tragic, preventable death of loved ones in alcohol-involved crashes. Young drivers (18-34) represent the largest segment of drunk drivers in the United States; among the people killed in drunk-driving crashes over the Labor Day holiday weekend, for example, almost half (45%) were between the ages of 18 and 34. For those under the age of 21 it was illegal to consume alcohol, yet they did drink and, in addition, chose to drive after drinking.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign needs your participation to be a success. Your law enforcement and safety colleagues across the nation are counting on your support.  Drivers in your area look to you for protection.  If your participation in the Crackdown prevents one crash or saves someone from a serious injury or death, success can be claimed.

Drunk Driving is
Reckless & Preventable

We want drivers to know that we do not tolerate drunk driving.

No excuses. No warnings.

 

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