Strong Holiday-Linked Focus Presently on Drunk Drivers in Indiana

Some Indiana motorists occasionally cross the legal line when it comes to alcohol consumption before driving. They certainly aren't enthused about what is currently unfolding on roadways across the state.

On the flip side, drivers not in that category don't mind at all. In fact, they're probably fans of the elevated police presence they are seeing now that emerges annually in the late summer and runs through Labor Day. It is centrally marked by roving/saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

That initiative is an enforcement campaign termed Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over. Drive Sober is a national mass-mobilization effort sponsored each year by the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration undertaken in conjunction with police agencies in the various states.

Indiana's participation in the crackdown is large. Reportedly, about 230 police departments spanning the state take part in Drive Sober. Additional assistance is offered by the Indiana State Police.

Their stated goal is to make state roads safer by identifying and arresting drunk drivers. That focus proceeds from the harsh reality that thousands of motorists and their passengers, as well as many motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians, are seriously injured or lose their lives each year owing to intoxicated drivers. Wrongful deaths tied to DUI-linked incidents are a sad and preventable scourge.

If you or a loved one are involved in an accident due to the negligence of another driver (for any reason, including drinking and driving), contact the experienced attorneys at Tabor Law Firm.