Crackdown On Drunk Drivers Planned By East Brunswick Police
Through the statewide 2015 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, East Brunswick police will be cracking down on drivers who will choose to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel.
The campaign will start from 21st of August and will end on 7th of September.
The statement issued by Lt. Raymond Trigg of the New Brunswick Police Department stated, “Drunk driving is a deadly and preventable crime that places our community in danger. Our officers will be highly visible and will show zero tolerance for drunk driving as they focus on keeping our roads safe”.
Local and state police have decided to set up sobriety checkpoints and extra patrols will be on-duty who will be looking for impaired drivers.
According to the police, almost one-third of all road accident deaths that happen in the United States are due to drivers driving their motor vehicles under the influence of alcohol.
According to Gary Poedubicky, acting Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, “More than 10,000 people are killed in the United States each year in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, and these crashes cost our society nearly $50 billion annually. There is a zero tolerance message for this campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested”.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Launched across the U.S. in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period”, stated the news releases about the campaign.
The police warned drivers and advised:
- If any person chooses to drink, then they should not decide to drive. An intoxicated driver should designate a sober driver to get anywhere they want.
- One should hire a taxi or a sober driver to get home from a party or celebration where alcohol is served.
- If any individual sees an impaired driver driving on the road then they should report to the law enforcement immediately.
- Don’t go home at night after consuming alcohol; spend the night at the place where the celebration is held.
- Don’t forget to wear a seatbelt.
- A person should not go home on foot if they are under the influence of any intoxicant. Hiring a sober driver is a good idea.
News Source: www.Patch.com