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(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – For the next two weeks Alaska State Troopers will be patrolling day and night, keeping an eye out for impaired drivers. The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high visibility enforcement campaign, which started Aug. 19 and lasts through Sept. 7, is designed to discourage impaired drivers from hitting the highways.
Troopers implore motorists to always keep safety in mind. If you have consumed anything that could impair your ability to drive any motorized vehicle, water vessel or aircraft, please change your plans. Find a sober driver, wait until you are no longer impaired before getting behind the wheel or call a taxi.
While Troopers will be doing their best to keep impaired drivers off the road, they also need the public’s assistance in getting the job done. Please encourage all your friends and family to make the important decision to only drive when sober. If you suspect a driver is impaired, please report them to law enforcement immediately. Think REDDI. Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by dialing 9-1-1. The more information the public is able to give law enforcement about the vehicle description and direction of travel the better. Examples of dangerous driving are impaired driving, unsafe or illegal passing, aggressive driving, texting while driving, drowsy driving, unsafe vehicles and threatening actions.
Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Funding for the focused highway enforcement was provided in part by grant sources distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.