National Labor Day Crackdown Successfully Completed

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration successfully completed the National Labor Day Crackdown. As many as 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country and the State, local and Federal authorities joined hands to curb impaired driving as a part of the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ initiative.

NHTSA Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Research shows that high visibility enforcement such as this, is one of the most yielding ways to bring down impaired driving and save lives. The initiative helped reduce the number of accidents resulting from drunken driving and aided in saving lives which otherwise would be lost.

Media published by Traffic Safety Marketing (TSM) revealed that the year 2009 witnessed 10,839 people dying in crashes where a driver exceeded the legal limit for alcohol.

NHTSA now asks for more participation during the next National Impaired Driving Crackdown that will take place from December 16, 2011 to January 2, 2012. The authority plans to focus its initiative in the period including Halloween, Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July, to reduce impaired driving.

In order to provide clarity and ease in participation, NHSTA has published its 2012 Communications Calendar, revealed Products for Enforcement Action Kit and other planning materials on TSM.

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