On August 21, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The crackdown involves more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country that will be out in force through Labor Day zeroing in on drunk drivers, with zero tolerance for drivers caught with a BAC of .08 or higher – the legal limit for adults over 21 years of age.
“Drunk driving is deadly, it’s against the law, and despite years of progress, it’s still a problem,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “With the help of law enforcement around the country, we’re getting the word out– if you’ve been drinking, don’t drive, because if you do, you will be stopped, you will be arrested and you will be prosecuted.”
Under 21? Here is what this means to you – you have no minimum BAC. Meaning, if there is any traceable amount of alcohol in your system, you will be arrested. Zero Tolerance laws are in each state and a convictions means lots of bad news for your future. So, play it safe by not drinking.
Driving under the influence is one of the top major dangers for teen drivers. Read more on our major danger of driving under the influence page.
Get materials here and on NHTSA’s website.