The Labor Day holiday period is a busy time on our nation’s roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is partnering with our law enforcement community to decrease impaired driving.
From August 16 through September 4, law enforcement in our region and throughout the country will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement campaign. No matter how you plan to celebrate the end of summer this year, plan to do it safely.
13,384 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2021 — that’s one person every 39 minutes. On average, more than 11,000 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes each year from 2017 to 2021. This is why our local law enforcement is working to remind drivers that impaired driving is not only illegal; it’s a matter of life and death. As you head out to festivities during the end of summer and Labor Day weekend, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
For more information on impaired driving, visit www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving.