Law enforcement will be working to keep drunk and impaired drivers off the road this Labor Day weekend.
The Labor Day holiday is already notorious for impaired driving. Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has revealed that, in 2019, nearly half of the drivers aged 18-34 killed in motor vehicle crashes had a BAC of 0.08 or higher.
Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released evidence pointing to increases in drunk, drugged and multi-substance driving during the pandemic.
With millions of Americans expected to take to the roads for the national holiday, the GHSA, State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and their federal and law enforcement partners have promised to target preventable behavior that puts all road users at risk.
“Labor Day weekend is a great time to get together and celebrate the unofficial end of summer,” said GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins. “As we’ve done throughout the pandemic, Americans need to keep safety top of mind when behind the wheel. Every single death and injury in an impaired driving crash is preventable. Enjoy the waning days