Navigation Links
States Crack Down on Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season
Date:12/28/2011

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- State highway safety offices are setting up sobriety checkpoints and beefing up road patrols through Monday, Jan. 2, in an effort to target drunk driving.

Member agencies of the Governors Highway Safety Association are teaming up with local police forces to identify more drivers under the influence of alcohol.

"Any person who considers drinking and driving should know that police are out in full force watching for them. The time for warnings has long passed. If you drive drunk this holiday season, there will be consequences," said GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha in an association news release.

Drunk drivers claimed 415 lives in the second half of December 2010 alone, according to the release. New Year's Day is among the five deadliest days on U.S. roads, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

This year, states are also using paid ad campaigns to create awareness about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.

In California, the Office of Traffic Safety's awareness campaign is centered around the message, "RUOK?" Their response: "If you have to ask if someone is okay to drive, then you already know the answer." The campaign also uses social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to get the word out.

In their "One Team" concept, Idaho highway safety officials are teaming up with nearby states -- Washington, Oregon and Montana -- to pool resources and coordinate enforcement efforts to ensure that even the rural areas in those states are safe from drunk drivers.

Nebraska is working with the U.S. Postal Service to display "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" posters on Postal Service vehicles in the Omaha metropolitan area.

Meanwhile, Utah's Highway Safety Office is staging a drunk driving crash at a Christmas tree lot under the banner, "Remember, drunk driving and the holidays don't mix."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on drinking and driving.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Governors Highway Safety Association, news release, Dec. 14, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Incidence of cerebal palsy on rise in United States
2. NGA Focus on States Health Care Responsibilities Spotlights Need for Congress to Pass Federal Medicaid Relief
3. Pelosi Statement on Additional Aid to States In Medicare Part D Payments
4. Rockland County Landlord Agrees to Settlement With United States to Protect Fair Housing Rights of Tenants With Mental Disabilities
5. Pew Report Finds Majority of States Fail to Ensure Proper Dental Health & Access to Care for Children
6. Comments by American Dental Association President Dr. Ron Tankersley on the Pew Center on the States report The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children
7. Virginia First State to Pass Health Care Freedom Act: 38 States Lining Up Against ObamaCare
8. Revisions to Health Care Reform Must Include Rate Freeze, Rate Regulation and States Rights Provisions, Says Consumer Watchdog
9. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Louisiana is 46th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
10. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Georgia is 50th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
11. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Maryland is 48th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
States Crack Down on Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition ... the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market ... can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a family ... for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What this ... often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, owner ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released a ... books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture of ... have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is because ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United ... the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, ... spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed ... consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has ... highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017 OBP Medical , ... medical devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to ... surgical retractor with integrated LED light source and ... and exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) ... of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Lilly will ... the investment community and media to further detail the ... begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, media and ... the conference call through a link that will be ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, ... 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. ... samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample ... ... system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: