State police and highway patrol agencies from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Quebec Police Force and the U.S. Virgin Islands also take part in this effort.
For law enforcement officials, it means increasing patrols and make sure everyone is staying safe. "The issue is these guys have multiple arrests - we're talking about 30 or 40 arrests", Guglielmi said. A total of 44,501 drivers were arrested on drunk and drug-impaired driving charges that year. DUI enforcement campaign going into the long Labor Day weekend.
Some troopers will be hard to spot: While many will be in traditional patrol cars, some will drive vehicles that are less obvious, they said. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) over the Labor Day holiday weekend. On average, one person is killed every 51 minutes in an alcohol-impaired driving crash.
Almost 1 million Virginians will travel over the holiday weekend on the state's roadways. Patrol Capt. John Hotz warns people not to overload a boat with too many passengers and to pay close attention to other boats nearby. However, this shouldn't include an increase in impaired driving.
"Last year in the State of OH during the Labor Day holiday weekend, there were 15 fatal crashes".
Karsten reminded the public that the Labor Day holiday is a busy boating weekend. You never know what kind of situation you may be in, you may have an animal out in front of you, or you may have someone else pull out in front of you. "We also have troopers working overtime, looking for impaired drivers, distracted drivers, people not wearing their safety belts and, of course, speed, because speed's our No. 1 crash-causing violation". "It is essential to plan a sober ride home before you ever leave for any gathering where you plan to drink", Russells Point Police Chief Joe Freyhof and Washington Township Police Chief Rick Core said in a joint campaign press release.
He cited the beginning of the weekend as the most active period for traffic.