These SJ Towns Buckle Down On “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
So here's the deal: it is the holiday season which means there are that many more holiday parties and celebrations.
And unfortunately because of this fact, there is an extreme spike seen in the amount of speeding and impaired driving.
So as a result, the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign is now in full affect and towns are getting grants from the state so that more patrol officers can work overtime in an attempt to get those unfit to drive off of the roads.
"The key to deterring impaired driving is highly visible enforcement," the state Division of Highway and Traffic Safety said in a statement. "The research is clear on the affect highly visible enforcement has on deterring impaired driving. Prevention and not arrest is the goal of the campaign. Drivers must perceive that the risk of being caught is too high before their behavior will change."
Last year, nearly 1,500 driving while intoxicated arrests were made and I think we can all agree that that number is far too high. Take an uber, have a designated driver, or sleep at the party's location. The top priority should be SAFETY.
Below is a list of the towns in Atlantic and Cape May County that were given state grants so they can afford to have extra officers on patrol this holiday season.
- Atlantic City $5,500
- Egg Harbor Twp $5,500
- Galloway PD $5,500
- Mullica PD $5,500
Cape May County
- Middle PD $5,500
Take a look at the original article at NJ.com to take a look at other counties in New Jersey increasing up their security.
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