“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Starting Late Next Week into September

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is partnering with law enforcement agencies across Iowa in an effort to reduce impaired driving.

A “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will be conducted starting next Friday, August 18th through September 4th to remove drunk or drugged drivers from the roads. Impaired drivers can get home safely by designating a sober driver or call a taxi/rideshare. If available, use your community’s sober ride program. The Iowa Department of Public Safety urges citizens to contact local law enforcement if they see a drunk driver on the road.

There were 40 traffic fatalities during the final weeks of summer in Iowa last year. 30-percent of those fatalities were alcohol/drug related.

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau works with city, county, state, and local organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce deaths and injuries on Iowa’s roadways through federally funded grants.

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