Arkansas law enforcement officers are on patrol now, in efforts to make sure drivers will ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’, during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The Arkansas State Police, the Highway Safety office, and the U.S. Department of National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) want everyone to be aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. Col. Bill Bryant, the Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative, stated:
We want to see Labor Day celebrated, but celebrated safely. We must work together to keep our streets and highways clear of the dangers caused by drunk drivers.
The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office recommends the following:
Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.
- Promptly contact law enforcement to report drunk drivers you see on the roadways
- Always wear your seat belt
- If you’re on a motorcycle, use protective safety equipment.