Campaign runs from August 16 through September 4, 2017.
Pennsylvania State Police to Participate in National ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Impaired Driving Crackdown
HARRISBURG (AP) The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will join in the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving enforcement campaign from August 16 through September 4, 2017.
Although DUI-related fatalities have fallen by a third over the last three decades, recent statistics show a frightening trend. According to the NHTSA, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2015, an increase from the 9,967 people killed in 2014. On average, 10,000 people were killed each year from 2011 to 2015, which equals one person killed every 51 minutes in 2015.
“As Pennsylvanians prepare to mark the end of summer with Labor Day festivities, it is important to remember to celebrate responsibly and make a plan to get home safely,” said Major Edward Hoke, director of PSP’s Bureau of Patrol. “Troopers will conduct high-visibility patrols and DUI checkpoints, with a zero-tolerance approach toward impaired driving.”