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Drive Sober Holiday Kickoff Event

Tue, 12/13/2022


Virtual Event


Join the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as we discuss coordinated efforts nationwide to combat alcohol- and drug-impaired driving during this holiday season. The virtual event and press conference will be held Tuesday, December 13 at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. 

NHTSA Acting Administrator Ann Carlson will be joined by:

  • Dr. Kavita Babu, Chief of Division of Medical Toxicology at UMass Memorial Health;
  • Richard Leotta, impact speaker; 
  • Vickie Brown, alcohol-impaired driving survivor; and
  • Colonel Melissa Zebley, Delaware State Police.

NHTSA’s impaired-driving campaign, featuring messages of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, and If You Feel Different, You Drive Different, Drive High, Get a DUI, will begin on December 14 and run through January 1, 2023. Alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities have increased over the past few years, as have other dangerous driving behaviors. In addition, drug prevalence in traffic crashes has increased in recent years, as will be noted at this event with the release of a new report from NHTSA. It is more imperative than ever for NHTSA, law enforcement, and safety stakeholders to work together to address impaired driving. 

We are committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. Closed captioning will be available. People with disabilities who need additional accommodations should send a request to no later than December 9.