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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

by Karen A Boudrie

July 2, 2024

Categories: Announcement, Be on the Lookout

Topics: Announcement

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The NOPD is joining the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety initiative to educate the public about the importance of sober driving. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a national high-visibility enforcement drunk-driving prevention campaign that urges drivers to understand the importance of sober driving.

Here are some basic tips:

*Plan ahead: Before you have even one drink, designate a sober driver to get you home safely. If you wait until you’ve been drinking to make this decision, you might not make the best one.

*You have options to get home safely: designate a sober driver or call a taxi or rideshare. Getting home safely is always worth it.

*If it’s your turn to be the designated driver, take your job seriously and don’t drink.

*If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement.

*If you have a friend who is about to drink and drive, take the keys away and let a sober driver get your friend home safely.