The Springfield Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers beginning Friday as part of the 2013 Labor Day 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign.
Running through Sept. 2, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated as part of the statewide crackdown.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2013 crackdown offer the following advice:
· If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
· Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
· Spend the night where the activity is held.
· Report impaired drivers to law enforcement. In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver.
· Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
· If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.