Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!
Atrium Medical Center’s Warren County Safe Communities Coalition announces the “kick off” of the nation wide mobilization effort
Warren County Safe Communities Coalition (WCSCC), sponsored by Atrium Medical Center, announces the “kick off” of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization taking place from August 17 through Labor Day weekend. This campaign is a nationwide partnership between law enforcement agencies and communities to crack down on drunk and impaired driving throughout the U.S.
Atrium announced they will be “kicking off” their efforts at both the Lebanon and Clearcreek Township National Night Out events, on Tuesday, August 7. In 2012, the Ohio Department of Public Safety reports that year to date, 90 crashes involving an impaired driver have been reported, resulting in multiple injuries and two fatalities. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the majority of alcohol related fatalities occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. In 2010, nearly 77% of the 10,228 alcohol related fatalities occurred between these hours.
The dangers are evident in Warren County with motor vehicle crashes remaining the second highest mechanism for traumatic injury seen at Atrium Medical Center. Year to date, nearly one in five drivers involved in a traffic crash and treated by Atrium’s Trauma Center were impaired at the time of the crash.
For any further information on the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, or to request banners and other promotional materials, contact Joey Brumfield, Trauma Outreach Coordinator at (513) 705-4713.
For more information about the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to http://ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/ .
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