DRINKING & DRIVING

Drinking & Driving

DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
This December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is joining forces with law enforcement nationwide for the 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement campaign, which runs from December 13-31.  With an increase in holiday parties and festivities, the month of December can be a dangerous time of year for drunk- and drugged- driving fatalities.  It is important to remember - if you are impaired by any substance, you shouldn't drive.  With NHTSA's support, state and local law enforcement agencies across Michigan are stepping-up enforcement to put an end to all forms of impaired driving, showing zero tolerance to save lives.

Statistics

In 2017, Michigan experienced an 8% increase in alcohol and/or drug-related traffic fatalities, which now represents just over 40% of all traffic deaths, the highest percentage the state has recorded in more than 10 years. Michigan law enforcement officers routinely arrest more than 60,000 people for drunk driving offenses annually.  In December 2017, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver. (NHTSA)

In 2017, 10,874 people were killed in these preventable crashes.  Almost one in five children (14 and younger) killed in traffic crashes were killed in drunk-driving crashes.  It is illegal in all 50 States and the District of Columbia to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher.  Drug-impaired driving is an increasing problem.  It is illegal to drive while drug-impaired.  It's essential for drivers to understand:  If you Feel Different, You Drive Different.

Men are more likely than women to be involved in fatal drunk-driving crashes.  In 2017, 21 percent of males were drunk in these crashes, compared to 14 percent of females. (NHTSA)

DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED COMES AT A COST



Lathrup Village drivers and pedestrians have a right to be free of the threat of drunk drivers. Drunk driving kills, and we must work to eliminate this problem.

Contact Us
For more information about this program please contact the Lathrup Police Department at (248) 557-3600.