Take a Shot while Drinking & Driving, We’ll Provide the Chaser
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol will concentrate its enforcement efforts on drunk driving over the next two weeks as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins today and runs through Labor Day on Sept. 1. The Patrol will join law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from our roadways in an effort to save lives.
“Take a shot at drinking and driving, and we’ll provide the chaser,” said FHP Director Col. David Brierton. “The choice to drink and drive is a bad decision that could have grave consequences. Be responsible, don’t drink and drive.”
To arrive at your destination safely, ALWAYS:
- Drive sober, and only sober
- Eliminate distractions
- If you do drink, plan ahead and have a designated driver
- Observe and obey all speed limits
- Buckle up
The campaign coincides with the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend which marks the traditional end of the summer travel season. All uniformed FHP personnel, including those normally assigned to administrative duties, will patrol interstates and other major state roads during the four-day holiday. FHP Auxiliary troopers also will volunteer to augment the Patrol during the travel period. The Patrols increased presence throughout Florida will deter traffic violations and enhance services to motorists who break down or who need other assistance while traveling.
Call*FHP (*347) if you see an impaired or aggressive driver, or to request roadside assistance.
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