directory

On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign

When:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Where:

Description:

Media contact: Geoff Cantrell Public Information Officer 919-707-0186 geoff.cantrell@ncwildlife.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign Resumes RALEIGH, N.C. (May 9, 2013) — A multi-agency safety initiative aimed at summer holiday travel will resume throughout North Carolina, beginning this Memorial Day weekend. The “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign will work to reduce accidents on the state’s roadways and waterways, which see increased traffic this time of year. Unfortunately, too many accidents are alcohol-related. In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood-alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08 or is appreciably impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is subject to arrest. The campaign is made up of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol, Alcohol Law Enforcement, Forensic Tests for Alcohol, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard and local police and sheriff’s offices, along with participating organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who work for public safety in their communities. “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive is more than an annual law enforcement campaign,” said Sgt. David Jordan, a Commission wildlife officer stationed in Pender County. “It’s a partnership, with the most important partner being a safe and responsible public.” Officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and special increased patrols during busy holiday periods, combined with special messaging strategies to increase awareness of the dangerous consequences of impaired driving. For more information, visit www.ncwildlife.org/boating or call 919-707-0031. About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org. Get N.C. Wildlife Update — news including season dates, bag limits, legislative updates and more — delivered free to your Inbox from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Go to www.ncwildlife.org/enews.

Details: