Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Labor Day Weekend
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Sep 02, 2015 in Auto Accidents
In the final days of summer, which many unofficially say concludes on Labor Day, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a warning to drivers with its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
In partnership with 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country, officers will be cracking down on drunk drivers, showing zero tolerance for drivers caught with a blood alcohol concentration(BAC) level at or above the legal limit of .08.
Although the overall number of drunk drivers on the road has decreased in recent years, even just one drunk driver poses serious risks for everyone else on the roads. According to the NHTSA, alcohol-related accident deaths accounted for 31 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2013. Sixty-eight percent of those incidents involved a driver with a BAC almost twice the legal limit or more.
The campaign is an effort to encourage motorists to simply not get behind the wheel if they have been drinking. If you do drink, have a plan and a designated driver or find an alternative way home.
In addition to the NHTSA's national campaign, South Carolina has once again partnered with North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee for the 24th annual Hands Across the Border campaign also aimed at catching impaired drivers and other types of violators crossing borders between the partner states.
An estimated 35 million people will travel more than 50 miles from home this holiday weekend thanks to the cheapest gas prices the country has seen since 2004.
Harbin & Burnett encourages those traveling this weekend to be safe and not get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. If you are involved in a South Carolina auto accident, turn to the auto accident lawyers you can trust.