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2017 Labor Day Weekend Drunk Driving Prevention
Please join thousands of law enforcement officers, State and local safety advocates, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in this year's nationwide Labor Day Weekend drunk driving prevention mobilization from August 18 to September 4, 2017.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20%. This is why you are being given the 2017 Products for Enforcement Action Kit (PEAK) so you can maximize your participation in this year's high-visibility enforcement campaign.

Use these enforcement materials to crack down on drunk drivers and motorcyclists, and increase community awareness of the dangers of drunk driving:

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4th of July Drunk Driving Prevention Campaign

We love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

Over the 4th of July holiday period in 2015 (6 p.m. July 2 to 5:59 a.m. July 6),

  • 146 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.
  • 92 people died in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .15 or higher - almost twice the legal limit.

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2017 Cinco de Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention

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2017 Cinco de Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention - May 5, 2017

Cinco de Mayo has become a night of fun and celebration in the United States - and a night of danger.

Drunk driving on Cinco de Mayo threatens not just those enjoying the festivities, but others on the road as well. With these materials, your community can be made aware of the increased risk of drunk driving around Cinco de Mayo.

Use these marketing tools, which can be distributed to fit your local needs and objectives. These materials will partner your office with other States, communities, and organizations on this drunk driving prevention initiative.

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UA Study: Days Leading Up to Thanksgiving Bring More Car Crashes

The three days just before Thanksgiving are some of the worst times of the year to be on the road, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

In 2015 in Alabama, there was a daily average of 460 automobile crashes on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. The average number of crashes per day the rest of the year is 409. The uptick in crashes is attributed to more traffic, traveling after sunset, deer and alcohol.

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State Troopers: Labor Day traffic fatality rate drops by 50 percent

WSFA: Alabama State Troopers investigated five traffic fatalities over the 2016 Labor Day weekend, half the number from the previous year. The deaths happened in Autauga, Calhoun, Houston, Madison, and Talladega counties. Four of the five victims were drivers, according to State Troopers. The fifth victim was a pedestrian. Of the four drivers killed, only one was wearing a seatbelt.

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