The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are teaming up with law-enforcement agencies across Oklahoma to combat impaired driving this New Year’s Eve.
The goal is simple: To make Oklahoma as safe as possible by getting impaired drivers off the roads. Additional deputies, officers and troopers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers across the state before, during and after any checkpoints.
Last New Year's Eve, more than 16 percent of crashes involved a potentially impaired driver.
Officials state that there will be zero tolerance for impaired drivers.
Everyone is highly encouraged to find a safe ride by calling a sober driver, using a cab, Lyft, Uber or any other ride-share service. Better yet, have a designated driver.
Have fun and enjoy life, but do not, under any circumstances, drive while impaired by alcohol and any other substance. The cost is too high.
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