NJ State and NY State Law enforcement officers will be working this St. Patrick’s Day to keep intoxicated drivers off the road, in an effort to protect all motorists from the tragedies associated with drunk driving.
If you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that includes alcohol, under no circumstances should you get behind the wheel of a car. Plan ahead and set up a car service. Drunk drivers are not only a danger to themselves but everyone on the road. There’s simply no excuse for drinking and driving. And anyone who chooses to take this senseless risk will be stopped and arrested and that can cost up to $10,000.00
Local, county and state law enforcement will have stepped-up patrols throughout New Jersey and New York the week of March 14 through the 19, as they look for drunk drivers.
Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Alcohol-involved crashes killed 10,076 people, accounting for 31 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2013. An average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality occurred every 52 minutes. (Source: Traffic Safety Facts 2013 Alcohol-Impaired Driving)
This is the one issue we are fine with you using someone else,
USE ANYONE, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
- Use mass transit, a cab or car service to get you to and from your destination.
- Immediately report drunk drivers you may see on the roadways to law enforcement.
- Never let a friend drive drunk. If you know someone is about to drive while impaired, take his or her keys and arrange for a ride home.
Additional information on drunk driving prevention and enforcement programs is available on the Division’s website at www.njsaferoads.com.