Secaucus, New Jersey – August 12, 2016 – Law enforcement officers from the Secaucus Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2016 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Beginning August 19, 2016 and running through September 5, 2016, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct checkpoints and roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and display signs. Launched across the United States in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year, including the Labor Day holiday period.
“The Secaucus Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of all motorists, residents and visitors to the Town of Secaucus. This safety campaign highlights the important message that drunk driving will not be tolerated. I will continue to seek out any grants available to promote safety and to address matters of concern to the community, such as drunk driving.” Chief Kevin Flaherty said.
In 2013, alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 27% of New Jersey’s motor vehicle fatalities. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.