NORTH PLATTE, NE –
During the Labor Day holiday, including the end of summertime and the busy Labor Day weekend, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working alongside the law enforcement community in North Platte & Lincoln County to decrease impaired driving. From August 19 through September 5, North Platte Police Department Officers will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement period. In support of the law enforcement community’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, you’ll see officers working together during this time to take drunk drivers off the roads. No matter how you plan to celebrate the end of the
season this year, make sure you plan it safely.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11,654 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 that involved an alcohol-impaired driver. On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2016 to 2020, and one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 45 minutes in 2020. This is why the North Platte Police Department is working together with NHTSA to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death.
As you head out to festivities during the end of summer and Labor Day weekend, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Source: Nebraska Regional News