If you do plan to drink, do not plan to drive. If you do drink too much, find another way home.
Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
Attention drivers: law enforcement in every state will be joining forces to crack down on drunk driving from December 12 through New Year’s Day. The goal is to ensure that everyone enjoys a safe holiday season while out on America’s roadways, said motorcycle accident lawyer Randy Sevenish.
The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort connects Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) member state highway safety agencies with law enforcement and other local partners. Members of these organizations will “aggressively” seek to detect and deter drunk drivers. To accomplish this goal, high visibility enforcement will be combined with public awareness messages.
“The definitive message is to not drink and drive,” said Sevenish, founder of Sevenish Law.
During December 2012, 775 people died in motor-vehicle accidents involving a driver under the influence of alcohol, according to the GHSA. In other words, an average of 25 people were killed per day in alcohol-related crashes.
States took different approaches to the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to remind people of the dangers of impaired driving and the dangerous consequences of driving while impaired.
In Indiana, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Traffic Safety Division is delivering the message to Indiana drivers through online and mobile ads, sports-network radio advertising and in-venue advertising. Indiana law enforcement agencies will also utilize saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints, according to the GHSA.
Some creative ideas being employed in other states include:
A California experiential marketing campaign with police cruiser/taxi cab wrapped vehicles parked in bar districts and "pick your ride" messaging. California is also using more than 600 digital freeway message signs to remind road travelers to "Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911!"
Missouri is using social media outlets and a Facebook photo caption contest.
Nevada kicked off Drunk Driving Awareness Month with an event that brought high school students, local businesses, advocates and emergency responders together to raise awareness and educate drivers about the dangers of impaired driving this holiday season. On display at the event were interactive educational items, such as Fatal Vision Goggles which simulate impaired driving.
“Remember, if you are caught driving while impaired, you will be arrested. There are no excuses for driving while intoxicated,” said Sevenish. “If you do plan to drink, do not plan to drive. If you do drink too much, find another way home.”
If an individual or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact Sevenish Law Firm at (800) 278-9200.
About Sevenish Law Firm:
Sevenish Law is a law firm that serves clients throughout the Indianapolis, Indiana area, and state-wide for that matter, by providing quality, aggressive and compassionate legal representation for serious injuries caused by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle crash, wrongful death and other negligence claims including law enforcement and public safety officers injured in an on-duty or off-duty crash.
Randall Sevenish has represented injury victims since 1985. Before practicing law, Sevenish was a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He founded the county’s SWAT team, attended the FBI Academy, and was honored as “Police Officer of the Year” by the City of Indianapolis for his efforts as a police instructor. Law enforcement, as well as his martial arts training and his deep religious faith, shaped his character, and gave Sevenish valuable life and practical skills, well beyond law school, that he employs in seeking aggressive and spirited compensation for his clients.
Sevenish Law Firm takes cases throughout Central Indiana which includes Indianapolis and statewide, from South Bend and Fort Wayne to Terre Haute, Columbus and beyond.
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