Drive Sober During New Years Events
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on Dec 23, 2014 in Auto Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over event is underway.
Sacramentos Police Department has announced the city's commitment to the national drive sober event. Sacramento County Law Enforcement Agencies will be out in full force from Dec. 12 to Jan. 1, 2015.
In a press release, Chief of Police, Samuel D. Somers Jr., reviewed the increase in drunk driving related fatalities that corresponds each year to the holiday season.
Somers noted that more than one third of all fatal accidents in America involve intoxicated drivers. In 2012, more than 20,000 individuals suffered DUI related injuries in California.
In light of increased drunk driving incidents during holiday seasons, patrols and checkpoints will be setup in order to ensure that intoxicated drivers are not endangering everyone else on the roads. While the deaths year round are tragic, the Thanksgiving to New Years Day holiday period always poses an especially a serious risk to families on the roads.
In Sacramento, Somers noted that there will be seven DUI Checkpoints and roving DUI patrols to ensure that the roads are safe.
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a nationwide law enforcement crackdown on drivers who drink and drive during one of the busiest times in the year.
At Arnold Law Firm, we wish you and your family a safe and fun New Year's Eve!