Labor Day is time for Crackdown on Drunk Driving

Labor Day marks the end of summer. The night air turns cool, students return to school, and BBQ’s become less frequent.  Apparently labor day weekend is also one of the biggest weekends for a more ignominious activity: drunk driving.  Government statistics show that the last weekend of summer is celebrated with higher rates of drinking and unfortunately, drinking and driving.  In a move which Choose Responsibility strongly agrees with, MADD and other organizations are helping publicize increased police efforts this weekend to stop and catch those who choose to drink and drive:

The enforcement crackdown, known as Drunk Driving.Over the Limit. Under Arrest., includes sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols as well as an $11 million national TV and radio campaign. The timing of the crackdown – the last weeks of summer vacation including the Labor Day holiday weekend – is a heavy travel time and period of increased drunk driving fatalities and injuries.”

So please, enjoy the weekend safely and responsibly.

2 Responses to “Labor Day is time for Crackdown on Drunk Driving”

  1. Robert Says:

    Just wondered why MADD never lobbies for more public transportation. In my opinion the more buses and cabs the more drunk people you get off the roads. MADD’s views on alcohol are way to conservative and unrealistic.

  2. Matt Says:

    I completely agree with Robert’s comment above. I used to live in Boston, and in Boston the bars close at 1 but the public transportation stops between 12 and 12:30. While there are still plenty of responsible options (like choosing a designated driver), we must be realistic and accept that people don’t always choose responsible options but instead choose the convenient ones. If you want to stop drunk drivers, offer them a good, safe, and most of all *convenient* alternative.