To deter people from drinking and driving, the Mobile Police Department is ramping up “drive sober or get pulled over” enforcement. Beginning August 20, 2020 through September 7, 2020 (Labor Day), there will be a greater police presence on the roadways.
The goal is to combat the often-deadly consequences of impaired driving. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Labor Day is the one of the deadliest times of the year in terms of drunk-driving fatalities.
While searching for drunk drivers, officers will conduct traffic stops for any traffic violation such as running a red light or stop sign, speeding, not using a seat belt, reckless driving or even driving with no headlights at night.
Motorists who are caught drinking and driving can face jail time, fines, or driver’s license suspension.
The Mobile Police Department urges motorists to follow these recommendations if planning to consume alcohol this Labor Day holiday.