The Winnfield Police Department as well as other departments from around the state have been concentrating on detecting and arresting impaired drivers in conjunction with the US department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The City of Winnfield was awarded a grant by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to put more officers on the streets with a concentration around the Labor Day holiday Weekend. The following is an exert from a news released on August 17th by the NDTA:
“The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day enforcement campaign today.
The $13 million paid media campaign will use a mix of television, radio, digital, social media and billboards to educate drivers about the dangers of impaired driving. As part of the high-visibility enforcement campaign, law enforcement officers will be working with their communities from August 19 through September 5 to prevent and stop impaired driving.
The initiative includes a number of public service messages: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over; If You Feel Different, You Drive Different; Drive High, Get a DUI; and Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over.
As friends and family gather to celebrate the end of summer, we want everyone to make it home safely. Driving impaired often has fatal consequences – and it’s completely preventable. There is no excuse for anyone to drive drunk or impaired by drugs. When you’re planning your Labor Day celebrations, plan for a sober drive home.
NHTSA urges everyone to plan ahead and never drive after consuming alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs. Instead, designate a sober driver to make sure you get home safely. Even one drink can begin to impair your driving ability. If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 911. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is illegal in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.” August 17, 2022 | Washington, DC