NHTSA Advises Motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Nationwide enforcement of drug- and alcohol-impaired driving laws through Labor DayAugust 14, 2019
March 14, 2018 | Washington, DC
WASHINGTON – This weekend, the nation will observe St. Patrick's Day, an international holiday that is commonly associated with drinking at bars and pubs. To ensure public safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.
“Please don’t allow the deadly consequences of alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving to ruin the St. Patrick’s Day festivities; make a plan to get home safely,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King.
According to NHTSA fatal-crash data, in 2016, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18).
NHTSA encourages everyone to take the following safety precautions:
If you’re hosting a party:
NHTSA will be hosting a Twitter party on Wednesday, March 14th at 3 p.m. ET to highlight the dangers of drunk driving. You can join the discussion by clicking here.