TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Florida Highway Patrol is getting ready to launch a major offensive against drunk drivers.
It’s called the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign and it begins Aug. 17th and runs through Sept. 3rd.
The FHP will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the South Florida and the rest of the state to remove impaired drivers from Florida’s roadways in an effort to save lives.
“Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes,” said FHP Director Col. David Brierton. “In an effort to get drunk and drugged drivers off the roads, FHP troopers will aggressively look for impaired drivers during the crackdown.”
The campaign coincides with the Labor Day holiday weekend, which begins Aug. 31 – Sept. 3.
All uniformed FHP personnel, including those normally assigned to administrative duties, will patrol interstates and other major state roads during the four-day holiday period. FHP Auxiliary troopers also will volunteer during the holiday travel period.
Tips to arrive safely at your destination:
- Observe and obey all speed limits.
- Drive sober, and only sober.
- Have a designated driver.
- Buckle up.
Remember to dial *FHP (*347) from your cell phone to contact FHP to report an aggressive or impaired driver or to request roadside assistance.