California Steps Up DUI Enforcement for End of NHTSA “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign on Labor Day Weekend
Drunk driving accidents cause injury and death all over the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 11,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes every year. Additionally, approximately 29 people are killed each day in alcohol-related car crashes. Odds are, that one in three Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related collision at some point during their lifetime. But all of these drunk driving crashes, deaths, and injuries can be prevented.
The NHTSA finishes up its August 19 through September 5 summer DUI crackdown campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” this Labor Day Weekend, which, historically has a large number of drunk driving crashes. Most states and local law enforcement agencies will be doing their part for the holiday weekend as well, though some won’t stop there.
California is doing its part for the end of the summer DUI crackdown this weekend. Its 41 Avoid DUI task forces and over 100 individual local jurisdictions conducting extra sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to cover 98 percent of California’s population. Media events and press releases have also been complementing the enforcement campaign. This holiday weekend will also see a California Highway Patrol (CHP) Maximum Enforcement campaign that will put 80 percent of all available officers on the roads.
Drunk driving accidents are not accidents at all. Impaired drivers make the choice to get behind the wheel and endanger the lives of everyone on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a San Fernando Valley drunk driving crash, the experienced Chatsworth car accident attorneys at The Mandell Law Firm may be able to help. Call us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.