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CLAY COUNTY – Moms In opposition to Drunk Driving volunteers and workers will staff up with regulation enforcement patrols throughout the nation on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the third nationwide “Saturation Saturday.”
Amongst native companies that will probably be taking part are Florida Freeway Patrol, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Workplace and Clay County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The digital and in-person occasions spotlight impaired driving prevention efforts by regulation enforcement through the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” marketing campaign, which launched Aug. 17 and continues by Labor Day. NHTSA’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over marketing campaign, lengthy supported by MADD, helps fund elevated impaired driving enforcement, sobriety checkpoints and anti-drunk driving promoting throughout one of many busiest journey intervals of the 12 months. Even through the pandemic, drunk driving fatalities elevated 9% regardless of fewer automobile miles traveled, in response to NHTSA.
“The previous 12 months and a half have been treacherous on our roads, with a rise in drunk driving, dashing and different hazardous driving habits,” mentioned MADD Nationwide President Alex Otte. “As we head into one of many busiest weeks on the highway and the lengthy Labor Day weekend, MADD joins our regulation enforcement companions in urging everybody to plan forward earlier than the primary drink for a secure, unimpaired driver. With rideshare, public transportation, taxis and different secure transportation choices, there’s by no means an excuse to drink and drive.”
In keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, sobriety checkpoints cut back drunk driving deaths by 20%. Saturation Saturday occasions in Northeast Florida will embody elevated DUI patrols and different enforcement efforts geared toward stopping impaired driving and catching those that make the fallacious alternative. MADD workers and volunteers will take part in regulation enforcement roll calls and different actions to strengthen the lifesaving significance of those site visitors security enforcement actions.
Assist for equitable and simply high-visibility site visitors security enforcement is likely one of the key components of MADD’s Marketing campaign to Get rid of Drunk Driving, launched in 2006. MADD advocates for funding for NHTSA’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over occasions, which happen yearly in August and December, and Click on It or Ticket in Might.
The opposite components of MADD’s Marketing campaign to Get rid of Drunk Driving embody passing legal guidelines to require ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders, assist for superior drunk driving prevention know-how in all new autos and taking private duty by utilizing rideshare, public transportation, taxi or designating a non-drinking buddy or member of the family if plans embody alcohol. To observe occasions all through the day, observe MADD on Twitter at @maddonline or on Fb at @MADD.Official.