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Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

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2007 Labor Day Crackdown

August 17 - September 3

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the period surrounding the Labor Day Holiday is among the most deadly time of the year on our nation’s roadways. Many of these deaths are alcohol-related. In fact, in the days surrounding Labor Day 2006, the percentage of all fatalities involving a driver with at least an illegal limit of .08 BAC increased to 39 percent from an average of 30 percent the prior year. There were 506 total fatalities over the 2006 Labor Day weekend.

To combat these needless deaths, GHSA members, in partnership with NHTSA, MADD and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) are cracking down on drunk driving through the national Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. (OTLUA) high-visibility enforcement campaign.

Examples of specific state enforcement and public information efforts are listed below. State drunk driving laws and additional resources about this issue are available on the GHSA Alcohol Impaired Driving Laws page. For information on the national campaign, visit www.stopimpaireddriving.org or read the news release. You can also view additional photos or read GHSA Vice Chair Vernon Betkey's remarks from the August 20 press event.