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National Lt. Governors Association Endorses HERO Campaign; 1st National Association of State Elected Officials Supporting Grassroots Designated Driving Program
Date:2/12/2008

John's Law 1," named in honor of Ensign Elliott, which requires police to impound the cars of drunken drivers for up to 12 hours. President Bush also signed a federal transportation bill in 2005, which includes grant incentives for states to adopt the DUI car impoundment provisions of John's Law.

Several states have since enacted such legislation, while others, including Delaware and New Jersey, have declared themselves "HERO States." In so doing, these states have embarked on campaigns to promote the use of sober designated driving, including encouraging restaurants, bars, and other establishments where alcohol is available or sold to provide free non-alcoholic beverages to patrons who agree to serve as designated drivers, distributing designated driver pledge cards at sobriety checkpoints and on college campuses, and other initiatives.

Through its endorsement, the NLGA is featuring the HERO Campaign on the home page of its website. Moreover, the association has distributed information on the campaign to its members and invited them to actively advocate on its behalf in their respective states.

For more information on the HERO Campaign, visit http://www.herocampaign.org. For more information on the NLGA, visit http://www.nlga.us.

Contact: Dan Klores Communications

Bruce Bobbins

212-981-5190


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