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FMPD joining ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

By Staff | Aug 19, 2013

The Fort Myers Police Department is joining law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement now through the Labor Day holiday. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration every year about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more drunk drivers or motorcycle operators.

The enforcement is an effort to make city streets safer by cracking down on impaired driving and improve traffic safety through the following:

  • Remove impaired drivers from the roadway.
  • Reduce the likelihood impaired drivers will operate their vehicles on our roadways.
  • Heighten awareness.
  • Educate the public on the dangers of drunk driving.

FMPD will conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint sometime this coming weekend. This and other increased patrol operations are scheduled as part of the FMPD strategic plan and on-going efforts to make the streets safer by educating the public on traffic safety issues.