Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sober Driving Essential For Safe Roadways During Labor Day

Sober Driving Essential For Safe Roadways During Labor Day

Law enforcement agencies across North Carolina will be watching the roads for impaired drivers this Labor Day Weekend.

The annual Labor Day Booze It & Lose It effort is underway with more than 500 law enforcement agencies across the state keeping an eye on the roads for drunk and drugged drivers.

Mark Ezzell, the Director of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, tells Goldsboro Daily News there are still likely to be plenty of people on the roads even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ezzell says the pandemic has led to less traffic which can lead drivers to speed more.

He says the increased speeds and impaired driving can create a deadly situation on the roads.

Ezzell says make plans to get home safely if you’re planning to celebrate this weekend, including designating a sober driver or using a ride-share program.

The Labor Day Booze It & Lose It campaign runs through September 13th.

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