Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Law enforcement will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers. Impaired driving is one of Texas’ most often committed and deadliest crimes. In an effort to get impaired drivers off the road, raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and most importantly, to save more lives and prevent injuries on our roadways, a nationwide impaired-driving enforcement crackdown, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” will be conducted from August 17 through Labor Day, September 3. Law enforcement officers across the state will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Statistics show that when the public’s perceived risk of being arrested for impaired driving increases, they are less likely to drink and drive. It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher in all 50 states. Yet 1,075 people died in Texas in 2010 in impaired driving crashes in which at least one vehicle driver or motorcycle rider had a BAC of .08 or higher. “Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk, so don’t take the chance. Remember, law enforcement will be out in force and will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’” said McLennan County Extension Agent Deanna Franklin. For information on free alcohol awareness programs available through the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Watch UR BAC program in College Station, go to www.watchurbac.tamu.edu, or call 979-862-1911.
- There’s No Excuse for Drinking and Driving
- 2011 TxDOT Drink. Drive. Go To Jail. Campaign
- Message from CTIA and the National Safety Council
- Brazos Trails 6-7-2012
- Click It or Ticket!