Are YOU the Target This July 4th?

So – what are your holiday weekend plans? The country’s law enforcement agencies certainly have a full agenda:

  • Georgia: The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has launched Operation Zero Tolerance, a campaign to crack down on drunk driving during the Fourth of July holiday…
  • Arkansas: State Police and other law enforcement agencies are joining forces for a crackdown targeting drunk driving and speeding violations this July Fourth holiday…

Sad to say, the 4th of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year. About forty percent of drunk-driving related crashes happen over the Independence Day weekend.Police are targeting DUIs on July 4h

That’s why police everywhere are being especially vigilant this year. More law enforcement agencies than ever are setting up DUI checkpoints and devoting a great deal of time and resources to taking drunk drivers off the roads during the holiday weekend.

  • Tennessee: The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department will be cracking down aggressively on all those who put people’s lives in danger on July Fourth…
  • Illinois: State Police will operate roadside checkpoints starting at 11 p.m. July 3rd until 4 a.m. July 4th in Kane County…
  • New York: the Garden City Police Department, along with various other Police Departments throughout Nassau County, will be participating in the STOP DWI Enforcement Initiative…

At DUI checkpoints police will be targeting cars that show the standard signs of driver impairment: speeding, reckless driving, weaving, driving too slowly, and erratic braking. Any other infraction, such as a broken taillight or other safety concern, could trigger a stop which would also result in inspection for impairment.

  • Oklahoma: Chickasha PD is ramping up their enforcement to make our roads safer this Fourth of July by conducting DUI checkpoints to get impaired drivers off the streets…
  • Indiana: The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office…
  • Washington: The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is enhancing law enforcement presence …
  • California: The Oakhurst California Highway Patrol will be conducting a checkpoint…

That’s the scene this July 4th weekend. Don’t be a victim. And don’t be a target. Drink, or drive, but not both.

Have a happy Independence Day!