|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2013
|Contact: Lieutenant Nicole Armaganian
July 4th Holiday Week/Weekend
Plan Ahead and Use a Sober Driver
The New Hampshire State Police is committed to ensuring safe travel throughout the State and will continue our efforts to reduce collisions and deaths during this upcoming week, weekend, and throughout the summer months. The New Hampshire State Police will be adding patrols this week/weekend, using LASER, RADAR, Motorcycles, Aircraft, as well as our conventional patrols. We will be looking for Aggressive and Impaired Drivers; so PLEASE…Buckle Up; Don’t mix alcohol and/or drugs with driving; Don’t Drive Distracted; and Slow Down.
Saving lives on our roadways is a top priority and we need everyone’s help to do it. That’s why the State Police is joining with other state, local, and county safety officials to remind everyone that we are 'Driving Towards Zero'….ZERO fatalities. Here are some simple steps to take to enjoy a safe and festive holiday weekend without jeopardizing your life and the lives of others who may also be on the roads:
* Plan a safe way home BEFORE the festivities begin
* BEFORE drinking, please designate a sober driver and give that person your keys
* If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely
* Use your community’s Sober Rides program where available
* If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call 911
* And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely
Driving a vehicle while impaired is not worth the risk of killing yourself or someone else. Don't let this holiday weekend or your summer end in an arrest…or even worse…….a tragic death.
Along with Colonel Quinn, the men and women of the New Hampshire State Police would like to wish the citizens of New Hampshire and those visiting our great state a happy and safe holiday week; please drive safely.