Washington State has increased the number of DUI patrol vehicles that are on the roads as we approach Labor Day. Drivers will see more patrol units on the roads from August 17 through September 3 as this is typically the deadliest time of the year.
Drunk or drugged driving crashes are often easily preventable and avoidable. However, the prevalence of these accidents are increasing each year with the growing popularity of drinking and drug use. In an attempt to help prevent these numbers from growing, over 160 local law enforcement agencies in Washington will be participating in this increased surveillance period from now until Labor Day.
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is encouraging people to “Make a Plan Before You Party” to prevent individuals from getting behind the wheel while they are impaired. In order to prevent accidents, injuries, possible fatalities and the criminal proceedings of a DUI, people are encouraged to plan for a taxi, ride share or public transportation rather than driving themselves home.