Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign Begins–Aims to Reduce Drunk Driving
Written by jordanmckamey on August 15, 2019
The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that during the 2019 Labor Day holiday–the Thermopolis Police Department will be working overtime to get drunk drivers off the roads and save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign–Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over–runs from Aug. 14th through Sept. 2nd. There will be increased messaging about the dangers of driving impaired and additional officers on the road–who aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our roadways.
Statistics prove there’s a lot of work to do to put an end to drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration–10,874 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2017. On average, 10,000 people were killed each year from 2013 to 2017—one person was killed in drunk driving crashes every 48 minutes in 2017.
This is why the Thermopolis Police Department is working to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to Labor Day holiday, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. In addition–the Wyoming Department of Transportation warns that drugged driving will also earn you a DUI.