Police across Pennsylvania will be participating in the national 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign
Police across Pennsylvania will be participating in the national 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through September 4th.  Participating agencies will be conducting roving patrols and checkpoints.   The efforts will include combating drug impaired driving which account for 50% of DUI arrests.
“Approximately one third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve impaired
drivers and one person is killed every 51 minutes by an impaired driver on our nation’s
roadways.
Most people think of impaired driving as involving just alcohol or possibly illegal drugs.
The fact is that driving under the influence of legal drugs can be just as dangerous as driving
under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. Medications can have side effects that make
driving unsafe, such as dizziness, blurred vision and drowsiness. These side effects can be
exaggerated when combined with alcohol and cause greater impairment.”  (Ready.PA)
Always designate a sober driver or consider using Uber.  Please drive safely.
For more information about impaired driving and traffic safety, visit:
www.penndot.gov/safety
www.penndot.gov