Police Planning DUI Checks in South Fulton and Fairburn, Georgia
SOUTH FULTON, GA - Cosfobserver.com writes that police in the state are planning to conduct DUI checkpoints in the South Fulton and Fairburn area in order to deter drunk drivers who are celebrating the Super Bowl.*
Officers are reminding drivers that they have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drunk driving. Police will be arresting any suspected impaired drivers caught in the traffic checks. Not only will officers engaged in “Operation Rolling Thunder” be on the outlook for drunk drivers, but they will also be looking for other traffic violations, including speeding, distracted driving, and a failure to use seatbelts.
The announcement included officers warning drivers to include a safe ride home as a part of their Super Bowl planning. Everyone should make sure that they have a designated driver or alternative mode of safe transportation from the party. About 25 percent of fatal collisions in the state of Georgia are caused by drunk drivers. In South Fulton alone, nineteen people died in vehicle collisions last year. Police are hoping that their efforts will help save lives and lower the number of crashes in the area.
According to Forbes, the Super Bowl causes one of the heaviest drinking days of the year. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has even run advertisements during the Super Bowl to address the issue and encourage people to stay safe. Uber also sponsored these ads and research into the impact of ride-share services on drunk driving rates. Some studies indicate that drunk driving declined with the increasing popularity of rideshare services. In some major cities, the rate of people looking for ride-share cars during peak drinking hours from establishments that serve liquor is especially high. The increase in requests for rides indicates that many people are making the right choice.
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Sources:https://cosfobserver.com/dui-checks-planned-for-this-weekend-in-south-fulton-fairburn/ and https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbender/2015/01/31/super-bowl-and-dui-six-facts-about-one-of-americas-drunkest-days/#4c4d534b37ed
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