Medford Police Remind Everyone to Drive Sober

This holiday season, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is partnering with the Medford Police Department to share the message about the dangers of drunk driving.

NHTSA and the Medford Police want all drivers to remember this lifesaving message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

In support of the law enforcement community’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, you’ll see officers working together December 22, 2021, through January 1, 2022, to take drunk drivers off the roads.

According to NHTSA, 10,142 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2019, accounting for nearly one-third of traffic crash fatalities. On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2015 to 2019 — one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 52 minutes in 2019.

This is why the Medford Police Department is working with NHTSA to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death.

As you head out to the holiday festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

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