The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies during this holiday season to enforce impaired driving laws and keep impaired drivers off of Nevada roadways. Officers will be out in force from December 21 through January 4.
Statistics show that during the holidays we always see an increase in impaired driving violations. If you’re attending a party or getting together with family or friends to celebrate the holidays please remember to celebrate responsibly. It doesn’t take much to be an impaired driver. Please keep an eye out for others, enjoy the holidays and encourage safe, responsible celebrations and cheer.
Federal data shows nationwide:
- Nationally, over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in impaired driving crashes the week between Christmas and New Year.
- Over a quarter (25%) of all traffic-related deaths are the direct results of alcohol impairment.
- Nationwide every day around 800 people are injured in a drunken driving crash and 30 people die.
These deaths are 100% preventable; it’s a choice to drive impaired. It’s a bad choice.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.