FHP's Labor Day message: Drive sober or get pulled over

Drunk Driving
Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 08:03:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Highway Patrol says drive sober or get pulled over.

FHP is emphasizing that message as the agency participates in the national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign starting Aug. 17 and going through the Labor Day holiday (Sept. 4).

To save lives, law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the United States are concentrating on removing impaired drivers from roadways.

FHP offers other safety tips:

  • Drivers should buckle up every time.
  • If you drink, plan ahead. Designate a sober driver or use a ride service.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, call *FHP (*347). This could save a life.

"Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims the lives of too many people," said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. "If you drink, be responsible and have a designated driver to get you to your destination safely. There is never an excuse for impaired driving."

The Florida Highway Patrol will be out in full force on the highways to help motorist and remove drivers from the road. FHP Auxiliary troopers will also be volunteering their serves to help FHP during the holiday period.

They say drivers should call *FHP (*347) if they see an impaired or aggressive driver, or to request roadside assistance. 

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