Hoping to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road, the Wisconsin DOT has come up with a "Driving Sober" app.
Wisconsin loves to party. But statistically binge drinking has taken a toll on our health, our lives and our wallets, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. In an effort to keep those who drink from getting behind the wheel, the Wisconsin DOT has launched the “Driving Sober” app, which officials hope will prevent drunken driving arrests and crashes. “Last year during the St. Patrick’s holiday weekend, March 16 to 18, four people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes. This year, if drivers always designate before they celebrate and never get behind the wheel while impaired, we could attain zero traffic deaths,” says State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the DOT's Bureau of Transportation …
As a part of their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative, Brookfield cops are keeping an even closer eye on your driving over the Labor Day weekend.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, August 17, 2012
Despite the fact that every driver should know it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle while impaired, thousands of people get behind the wheel each year with a blood alcohol concentrations of .08 or higher—the legal limit in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In fact, more than 10,000 people died in crashes in 2010 that involved a driver or motorcycle rider who had a BAC of .08 or higher. That’s one person every 51 minutes who died needlessly in a crash that likely could have been prevented if alcohol hadn't been involved. The Town of Brookfield Police Department is joining nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies and other highway safety partners nationwide to support the intensive crackdown over the…