Another year has come and gone, and many of us are finalizing plans for New Year’s Eve tomorrow night as we bid farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014. But before heading out for fun and festivities to ring in the new year, make sure you have a designated driver to bring you to and from your destination safely.
In the United States, 10,000 people die on the road each year from drunk driving. In an effort to put an end to these senseless tragedies, law enforcement agencies across the nation are participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign continues through New Year’s Day and aims to deter impaired driving through highly visible enforcement. The goal of the campaign is prevention.
So whether you are hosting a party or attending one hosted by a friend, make sure you and those you love have a designated driver so everyone makes it home safely to start the new year.
For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at nhtsa.gov/drivesober/.
To read an article about police in New Jersey stepping up patrols as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, see northjersey.com/news/bergen/NJ_police_stepping_up_patrols_to_crack_down_on_drunken_driving.html.