Caution! 3-Day Labor Day Weekend Ahead

During the Labor Day holiday period, we typically see an increase in drunk-driving deaths – and that’s why you’ll likely see more law enforcement on the roads. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which runs from August 17 – September 5 aims to educate people about the dangers and consequences of driving drunk.

Nationally the virtual and in-person events highlight impaired driving prevention efforts by law enforcement during the annual National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. NHTSA’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, long supported by MADD, helps fund increased impaired driving enforcement, sobriety checkpoints and anti-drunk driving advertising during one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

In Hawaii, on Saturation Saturday – Sept. 3, and throughout Labor Day weekend Oahu and Hawaii Island police departments will conduct Sobriety Check Points and additional DUI Saturation Patrols.

According to recent NHTSA estimates for 2021, more than 12,000 people were killed in drunk driving crashes – the worst year since 2007.

Click on images to watch NTHSA’s PSAs for their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Feel free to share these links with your family and friends to remind them to be vigilant on Labor Day weekend. MADD Hawaii reminds everyone to make a plan before drinking to ensure you and your loved ones get home safely.

Support for equitable and just high-visibility traffic safety enforcement is one of the key elements of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, launched in 2006. The other elements of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving include passing laws to require ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders, support for advanced impaired driving prevention technology in all new vehicles, and taking personal responsibility by using rideshare, public transportation, taxi or designating a non-drinking friend or family member every time plans include alcohol.