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Over the 2016 Labor Day holiday period, there were 433 crash fatalities nationwide.
Leading into the Labor Day weekend, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is proudly joining this year's national campaign known as "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
HCSO has partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for this drunk-driving enforcement campaign. From August 17-September 3, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for impaired driving, increasing patrol throughout the county.
Over the 2016 Labor Day holiday period, there were 433 crash fatalities nationwide. Of the fatal crashes, more than one-third (36%) involved drivers who were drunk with .08+ blood alcohol concentration (BAC). One-fourth (25%) involved drivers who were driving with a BAC almost twice the legal limit.
Age is a particularly risky factor. Among drivers between the ages of 18 and 34 who were killed in crashes over the Labor Day holiday, 47 percent of those fatalities involved drunk drivers with BACs of .08 or higher.
Countless tools are available to ensure you get home safely. Drinking and driving is a choice one you should never make.
For more information on this safety campaigns, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov.