There are many activities that can pose hazards while driving. Some examples of activities that increase the risk of being involved in a car accident include speeding and distracted driving. Another activity that greatly increases the chances of being involved in a car accident is driving while under the influence. Because of the risks that come with drinking and driving, Wisconsin has an annual campaign dedicated to combatting drinking and driving.
The name of the campaign is “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The campaign is a statewide push to end drunk driving and help prevent injuries and fatalities from auto accidents. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were more than 6,200 alcohol related crashes throughout the state. Of those 6,200 crashes, 3,300 people were injured and 159 people were killed.
Part of the campaign will be increased patrols to help stop people who are driving under the influence. The campaign will last through Labor Day. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that people know about the risks and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Driving under the influence can have a plethora of negative consequences. First, there can be severe financial consequences through tickets, lawyer fees and insurance increases. But most importantly, the risk of injuring or taking someone’s life by driving while under the influence is not worth the risk. Accidents are much more likely to happen when someone drives after consuming alcohol.
Make sure they you are helping to keep the roadways safe for yourself and others by practicing safe driving. If you have been drinking, you should not be driving. By ensuring you do not drink and drive, you keep the roads safer for everyone.