From mid-August through the Labor Day weekend, police enforcement throughout Pennsylvania will be raised as part of the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative. The purpose of this initiative, which is targeted at drivers who are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is to decrease the number of drunken driving crashes in Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the rest of the nation.
Throughout this time, local police departments – as well as nearly 600 others statewide – will be conducting checkpoints in order to target those motorists who make the negligent decision to drink and drive. They will also be increasing the number of patrols who are watching for drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Philadelphia, which has received federal funds to back this initiative, will be increasing their number of DUI checkpoints throughout the area.
In order to make sure you don’t become one of the statistics, always make sure to designate a driver if you’re going to be drinking. If this isn’t an option, make sure you have a plan as to how you will be getting home, such as by bus or taxi. You may even consider staying with a friend if you have one who lives near the area where you will be.
No matter what you do, never make the decision to drive after you have been drinking. Not only could you wreck your car, you could also wreck your life.
If you or someone you love has been seriously or fatally injured in a drunken driving crash in Pennsylvania, the Bucks County car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile are here to help. Contact our office at 1-215-642-2335 to learn more about your rights after being injured in a car crash in Pennsylvania.