"When you are on the roads, be alert and drive defensively - making smart decisions could be the difference between a relaxing long weekend and one spent in the emergency room". "It never gets easier "¦". "Every single one of these deaths was preventable", said McAuliffe. "It's about saving lives and protecting people on the roadway", Kentucky State Police Capt. Jennifer Sandlin said.
That's the pre-Labor Day message from state and local police in CT and Rhode Island shoreline. The last thing we want to happen is for a fun get-together to end with a call about a wreck.
Law enforcement will be stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists driving impaired.
"So if you're going to be out on boats, or in the water make sure that you have somebody who is sober".
Nighttime is the most risky time to be out on the roads: During the 2015 Labor Day holiday period, 78 percent of drunk-driving crash fatalities occurred between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. - as compared to half of all drunk-driving crash fatalities throughout the rest of the year.
According to the NHTSA, there's no excuse for driving drunk when today's technology puts the ability to get a sober ride in the palm of your hands.
For details regarding specific projects, motorists are encouraged to contact their local ODOT District Public Information Office.
USA 2 and U.S. 93 were identified by the states as high-traffic corridors experiencing an increase in traffic congestion and unsafe driving and therefore selected for Operation Border to Border.
Law enforcement agencies are expected to keep an eye out for DUI's and other driving violations.
The campaign began August 16 and will continue through Monday in hopes to curb driving while intoxicated. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.
"Don't become one of this year's statistics", Lee said.
MHP investigated 170 crashes including 1 fatality during the 2016 Labor Day enforcement period.
"If you can not control your own behavior - a law enforcement officer will". Freeway signs along Interstate 15 tell drivers that they are "Entering NHP Zero Tolerance Zone".
According to MSHP, there were no drownings over last year's Labor Day holiday.