Traffic Safety Bureau

Sergeant

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Initiative

The  “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education.  This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives throughout the year.  This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.

Last year, 22% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol related. Nationally, more than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving crashes. The societal cost associated with drunk driving crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually.

Law enforcement agencies offer the following advice for all throughout the year:

  • Take mass transit, a taxi,  or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  • Spend the night where the activity or party is held.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
  • Always buckle-up, every ride. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
  • If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a taxi or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.
  • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.