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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


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the staff of the Ridgewood blog 

Upper Saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Police remid us to drive carefully during the holidays. As Americans hit the road this holiday season to celebrate with family and friends, it’s important that we all drive safely—and safe driving means sober driving. That’s why The Upper Saddle River Police Department will be participating in the NHTSA annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign (December 13-31) to raise public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drives home why it is so critical to always drive sober. Over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk-driving crashes during the Christmas through New Year’s holiday period. In December 2016 alone, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving crashes.

To support Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, NHTSA released a new advertisement called “No Big Deal,” which vividly illustrates the destruction caused by a drunk driver. This ad is accompanied by a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) web experience of a drunk driving crash scene,, that allows the viewer to interact with first responders and understand how one selfish choice to drink and drive can affect others.

The “No Big Deal” VR experience also highlights another consequence of drinking and driving: getting arrested. Law enforcement around the country will be making a special effort during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over to find and arrest drunk drivers. The average arrest, including attorney fees, fines, court costs, and other expenses, can set you back $10,000. About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.

Protect yourself and others this holiday season by always driving sober. For many, the holidays and holiday parties involve alcohol. Be honest with yourself about how you celebrate, and make a plan to get home without getting behind the wheel. Designate a driver, take public transportation, use a ridesharing service, or use NHTSA’s SaferRide app to call a taxi or a friend to pick you up. The app is available for Android devices on Google Play and Apple devices in the iTunes store.

This is the season of giving, so give yourself and all your neighbors the gift of safer roads by driving sober over the holidays. Carry that safer driving habit into the New Year by making a resolution to always drive sober. If we all do that, we will celebrate the holidays safely and ring in a better and safer 2018.

14 thoughts on “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

  1. Unless someone steals all the wine.
    , right

  2. Omg’ we just herd ! Was is. White. Or Red ?

  3. It was red & white , can you believe this. Very sad, and these people are trustworthy. Don’t think so. We hate crooks.

  4. What about all the pot heads

  5. What about all the people That just can’t drive. Can even see. It’s amazing that you can get your license in another language. But yet all the street signs are in English. That is amazing. So what you’re telling us, you can take the test in your language even though you cannot read English. That is amazing. Can you do it on in any other country. I doubt it.

  6. Amazing – and, yet, I’ve managed to drive all over the world in countries where I do not speak the langauge and not have an accident. I’ve been doing it for 40 years. Do you advocate that visitors not be able to rent cars and drive in other countries worldwide ? (Actually, in China, you DO need a chinese license to drive/rent a car but having been in China … the traffic in the cities is INSANE).

  7. What else is new. . What shit bags! No class. Real typical.

  8. We want the wine. If I were you I would bring it back . If not we are pressing charges we have you on camera shit bag.

  9. First coin boy now this! Wow. So damn Sneaky .

  10. You see the. Shit always runs down .
    That’s so embarrassing. For “””””””” .

  11. Same old “ Same Old “

  12. I would say so’ very imbarcing . No class at all.

  13. If the manager ever heard about this it’s curtains. This bullshits been going on for a long time. I think it’s time to get the cat out of the bag

  14. What a shit bag for doing that. These people need to leave now. They’re so polluted. How do you steal the Holiday wine.

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