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Keep the Roads Safe this Labor Day


Keep the Roads Safe this Labor Day

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest nationwide, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways.

As you head out to Labor Day festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Mobile PD has zero tolerance for drunk driving. Throughout the city, there will be increased officers on the road looking for all traffic violations.

Buckle up, use child restraints correctly, and obey the speed limit. Make sure you can present your current proof of vehicle insurance, registration and driver’s license upon request. 

Over the Labor Day holiday period in 2015, there were 460 crash fatalities nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Forty percent of those fatal crashes involved drivers who had been drinking.

Mobile PD recommends safe alternatives to drinking and driving.

  • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.
  • Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app available on Google Play for Android devices: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Apple’s iTunes Store for IOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8). SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 251-208-7211 to report it.
  • Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.


For inquiries contact MPD Public Affairs Office

Contact Phone #: 251-208-1926 Contact Email: charlette.solis@cityofmobile.org or donald.wallace@cityofmobile.org

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