2018 National DUI Summer Mobilization August 17 - September 3

August 15, 2018

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze Facts

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious safety issue. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), one person every 50 minutes was killed in an alcohol-involved crash nationwide in 2016. In California, 1,059 people lost their lives that year due to crashes involving a drunk driver.

Drug-impaired driving is also a serious problem. In 2015, 43% of all drivers killed in vehicle crashes tested positive for legal/illegal drugs. In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, traffic safety partners and agencies will be launching the 2018 National DUI Enforcement Mobilization campaign "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" from August 17 through Labor Day (September 3). During this period, Police and Sheriff's Departments statewide, along with the California Highway Patrol, will increase the number of officers on the road to stop suspected drunk or drug impaired drivers and motorcyclists.

To learn more about alcohol and drug impaired driving, read the new 2018 OTS Fact Sheet and the SafeTREC Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fact Sheet.