SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGET) — Final yr, there have been 568 deaths and 11,444 accidents because of drunk driving-related accidents throughout the California Freeway Patrol’s (CHP) jurisdiction. With its new Impaired Driving Discount marketing campaign, it hopes to vary that, in response to a information launch.
The CHP, with the California Officer of Visitors Security, stated that the DUI-related deaths and accidents are preventable tragedies. With the marketing campaign grant from the California Workplace of Visitors and Security, the CHP hopes to cut back DUI arrests and accidents.
“This grant will assist assist the Division’s mission by strengthening schooling and enforcement efforts all through the state,” stated Amanda Ray, CHP Commissioner. “As a public security group, we are going to proceed to do the whole lot in our energy to advertise security for all on California’s roadways.”
This yr, the CHP made greater than 90,000 DUI-related arrests. The marketing campaign grant gives funding for extra saturation patrols, checkpoints, and visitors security schooling efforts all through the state to hopefully take away impaired drivers.
The CHP will actively take part in California’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over public consciousness marketing campaign in an effort to teach the general public.
“DUI Doesn’t Simply Imply Booze,” the discharge said.
The CHP needs to remind everybody that alcohol, hashish, sure prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and unlawful medicine additionally impression the power to drive and can lead to an arrest.
The schooling and enforcement program started Oct. 1. and can proceed by means of Sept. 30.