GENESEO—Local police are preparing for an intense crack down on impaired drivers this Labor Day.
“Impaired driving is not and will not be tolerated,” said a police representative.
From August 17 through September 3, the police department will seek to inhibit impaired driving by increasing sobriety checkpoints, utilizing roving and saturation patrols, and other enforcement methods.
Crashes from impaired driving accounted for 31 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States in 2010, an average of one death every 51 minutes.
Police recommend designating a sober driver, calling a taxi or using public transportation if you do choose to drink. Citizens are urged to call 911 if they suspect a driver is intoxicated.
For more information, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober