With Halloween just around the corner, many people are planning their celebrations and fine-tuning their extravagant costumes. Of course, along with Halloween come the parties, and along with the parties come alcohol.
To keep the roads safe, law enforcement agencies will be increasing the amount of patrol throughout busy areas in Georgia. In an effort to keep people from sustaining serious injuries as a result of drunk driving accidents, Georgia's law enforcement teams takes part in what is called a high visibility enforcement program, which is commonly referred to as Operation Zero Tolerance. This is an impaired driving campaign that is associated with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program.
These programs are designed to prepare deputies, troopers, and police officers to look out for drunk drivers on busy holidays. To do so, agencies do the following:
- Increase patrols
- Increase the amount of sobriety checkpoints
- Create a high-visibility presence
To avoid a DUI charge, consider the following tips:
- Call a friend, parent, or family member to pick you up.
- Designate a driver before the festivities begin.
- Contact an Uber or taxi driver to deliver you home safely.
- Stay the night at the house you will be attending (If possible)
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