This Labor Day weekend, federal and state law enforcement and other agencies are banding together to reduce accidents and improve highway safety by taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign sponsored by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA).
According to the NHTSA, the main purpose of the campaign is to deter or stop potentially drunk drivers, since the number of DUI-related accidents on U.S. roads often increases over Labor Day and other summer holidays. The NHTSA and the GHSA hope to prevent crashes that can injure or kill holiday travelers by keeping an eye out for unsafe driving and stopping drivers who may be intoxicated or driving recklessly, while distracted, or while fatigued. In just one day, according to the NHTSA, as many as 1440 U.S. travelers are injured and as many as 23 die in crashed caused by intoxicated, fatigued, or reckless drivers. By increasing patrols and informing the public, the NHTSA and states hope to decrease these numbers by helping drivers get to and from their Labor Day festivities safely.
All fifty U.S. states are planning to take part in the campaign. If you’ve been injured by another driver, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced New Hampshire car accident injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. We can help you protect your legal rights and seek compensation from any negligent parties. For a free and confidential telephone consultation, call us today at (888) 332-5855.