Well 2017 is officially here and the new year is also a time for new beginnings. This includes making efforts towards the reduction of drunk driving. In effort to do so, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched a new “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign aimed at doing just that. As mentioned in previous posts, the number of drunk driving accidents each year in Texas is staggeringly high. But attempts like these are steps in the right direction to help raise awareness on DWI and the consequences involved. Though we understand that sometimes people find themselves in situations they may have never expected. Such as being arrested for drunk driving. If this has happened to you or a loved one, please contact us today.
About Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
As part of an increased push to reduce the number of people from getting behind the wheel under the influence, the NHTSA launched a series of advertisements addressing the issue. The key message of the campaign is of course “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” to help stress the seriousness of drinking and driving. In addition, the NHTSA also created Last Call 360. A virtual experience where visitors can simulate being in a bar atmosphere. Within the web experience, visitors can answer trivia related to DWI statistics, and even discover the consequences of driving after drinking based on the number of drinks consumed. View the promotional video below:
To experience Last Call 360, visit here.
Drinking and Driving is Serious
In a statement by U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, Anthony Foxx said, “Each year, too many lives are lost to drunk driving, particularly around the holiday season. Now we have an opportunity to prevent future drunk driving tragedies by taking action today.” With that being said, it truly is important to remember to drive sober or get pulled over. DWI laws in Texas are strict and it is our hope that everyone remain safe in the new year. But if you find yourself in a DWI related situation, we will be here to help.