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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Each year, GHSA's member State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) team up with law enforcement agencies and others to combat drunk driving through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a nationwide effort to crack down on impaired driving and reduce roadway fatalities. It takes place each year from mid-August through the Labor Day and again during the December holiday season. During these times, police all over the country step up their efforts to find and arrest drunk drivers.

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Issue Brief

The crackdown is supported by national advertising campaign to put motorists on notice that if they are caught driving while impaired, they will be arrested. These national ads are targeted at young male drivers and motorcycle riders, who are the most common perpetrators of this deadly crime. States and localities supplement these national ads with their own public awareness and media outreach.