Don’t be part of the deadly epidemic: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this Labor Day

Drunk drivers should think twice before getting behind the wheel of a car this Labor Day.

New Jersey is cracking down on drinking and driving and so is the Secaucus Police Department — as part of the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

From August 18 – September 4, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, to find those who are driving while intoxicated.

The national DSGPO campaign raises awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools — including posters, banners and display signs.

Launched in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year, the Labor Day holiday being one of them.

Alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 27% of New Jersey’s motor vehicle fatalities in 2013.

The Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.