Drive sober or get pulled over

LAMAR — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) is joining forces with law enforcement nationwide, including state police at Lamar, for the 2018 Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement campaign, which runs from Aug. 17 through Sept. 3.

This program coincides with the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend, which is a deadly time of year in terms of drunk-driving fatalities.

In fact, during the 2016 Labor Day holiday, 36 percent of fatalities in traffic crashes involved a drunk driver.

In that same year, there were 10,497 people killed in drunk-driving crashes, nearly one third of all vehicle crash fatalities.

This Labor Day, and every day, spread the life saving message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.