Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over



With the help of our friends at M.A.D.D. Georgia, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has produced the above ad to run on television during the 2016 end-of-the-year holiday travel period. So stayed tuned to a television near you to learn the real-life consequences of DUI and the faces of the victims who won't be home for Christmas.

Every year during the Christmas/New Year's holiday travel season, GOHS pays extra attention to DUI enforcement. No, we're not out to ruin people's holidays...we're out to stop drunk drivers from ruining the holidays for themselves, their families and any other motorist out on the road. So why do we partner with law enforcement agencies all over the state for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign? Because in Georgia, if you're over the limit, you'll be under arrest. That means ZERO TOLERANCE!

“There are over 1,400 families who are not going to have a Merry Christmas because someone they love will not be around the table this year,” Harris Blackwood, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said.  “Many of these deaths can be prevented if drivers will slow down, wear their seatbelts and put their phones down while they are driving.”
 
And it's not about revenue either. It's about saving lives and the data shows us in black and white why campaigns like Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over exist:

Holiday Travel Period* 2014-2015

 

2014

2015

Total Collisions

9248

11486

Total Vehicles Involved

16760

20835

Crashes with Injuries

1940

2532

Total Injuries

2887

3807

Crashes with Fatality

26

36

Total Fatalities

28

39

*December 23 – December 31

Holiday Travel Period* 2014-2015
(Alcohol-Involved Crashes, Injuries and Fatalities)

 

2014

2015

Total Collisions

243

289

Total Vehicles Involved

362

450

Crashes with Injuries

100

115

Total Injuries

140

181

Crashes with Fatality

4

4

Total Fatalities

4

4

*December 23 – December 31