Drive Excessive, Get a DWI
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – April 20, additionally known as 420 by hashish lovers as code for smoking marijuana, has rapidly unfold as a celebratory day throughout the nation. Whereas hashish is now legalized for leisure use in lots of states and medicinal use solely by Missouri, it’s nonetheless unlawful in all states to drive below the affect of it.
Legislation enforcement will probably be out April 16-21 to crack down on drugged driving offenders. “Driving drug-impaired or driving with somebody who’s drug-impaired will not be well worth the danger,” stated Jon Nelson, chair of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Security. “Not solely do you danger killing your self or another person, however the trauma and monetary prices of a crash or an arrest for driving whereas substance-impaired may be vital. The results are critical and actual.”
In accordance with preliminary 2021 information, 93 folks have been killed and 180 extra have been critically injured in Missouri visitors crashes that concerned a minimum of one drug-impaired driver. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Security reminds motorists of the assorted choices out there to get everybody residence safely. Designating a sober driver, calling a trip share or utilizing public transportation are just some of these choices. Keep in mind, should you really feel completely different, you drive completely different.
“We encourage all drivers to take duty and make good decisions so that everybody will get residence safely,” stated Nelson. “4 key messages will save lives – drive sober, decelerate, buckle up and cellphone down.”
Missouri’s new strategic freeway security plan, Present-Me Zero, supplies info and techniques for all Missourians to assist promote freeway security. To be taught extra, go to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Security web site at savemolives.com, and comply with them on social media at Save MO Lives.