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Georgia's “Stay Sober or Get Pulled Over” During the Holiday Season


December 29, 2019

GA- Ajc.com writes that law enforcement officers and safety experts are reiterating a common message regarding holiday driving. Those concerned with roadway safety are informing the public about drunk driving risks and the higher number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the road throughout the holidays season.*

Officials in Georgia are telling drivers that they will approach alcohol-related driving infractions with a zero-tolerance policy.

A statewide “Stay Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative operating in Georgia is being used to deter dangerous behavior. 

Over the last 40 years, drunk driving rates dropped significantly around the United States. Unfortunately, the death toll from alcohol-impaired drivers is still over 10,000 people a year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that December has the highest rates for drunk driving in the whole country. Last year Georgia saw an increase of five percent in drunk driving fatalities in comparison to 2017. Across the state, around one out of every four traffic-fatalities is caused by alcohol impairment. 

Officers are speaking out to scare drivers into complying with drunk driving laws. Not only is the initiative telling drivers what not to do, but officials are also reminding drivers of all of the safe and often free alternatives to driving under the influence. 

A spokesperson from the AAA stated that drivers need to have a plan over the holiday. The organization is not only providing information, but it is also offering free rides through a “Tow-to-Go” program. Those who request it will have their vehicle towed and get a free ride for up to two people. 

Another program, TEAM Georgia, uses volunteers who pledge not to drink and who will give rides home for free over the holidays. 

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Source:https://www.ajc.com/news/local/gridlock-guy-dui-death-rates-and-the-easy-options-get-home-safely/6kFoS4Ita5CibrkmVaHN8O/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK500063/ and https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving

Category: Auto Accidents

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