RALEIGH – Ghosts,
goblins and witches are not the scariest things roaming around this Halloween –
drunk drivers are. The Governor’s
Highway Safety Program today kicked off its Halloween “Booze It & Lose
It” campaign to catch those drivers who create frightening situations on the
road by driving drunk.
“Halloween is already full of terror without adding drunk driving
to the mix,” said Don Nail, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
“We encourage those celebrating to take a cab or designate a sober driver to
ensure they make it home safely.”
So far this year, approximately 239 alcohol-related fatalities
have occurred in North Carolina. Law enforcement officers across the state are
holding checkpoints and stepping up patrols to ensure that number does not rise
To remind motorists about the dangers of driving drunk, the N.C. Department of Transportation and GHSP
created this public
service announcement. They urge people to share the video with family and
friends, so they will know the deadly consequences of getting behind the wheel
while under the influence of alcohol.
The Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” campaign runs from
today, Oct. 25, through Thursday, Oct. 31.
Photo from Kickoff Event in Chapel Hill
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