Governor Northam, the Virginia DMV and local and state police are working together to combat drunk driving in Virginia with the “Checkpoint Strikeforce” campaign.
The campaign, which is in its 17th year, has the goal increasing the enforcement of DUI laws through checkpoints, patrols and education efforts.
The Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign will take place from Aug. 17 through Labor Day weekend and involves approximately 89 police agencies operating 94 checkpoints and 612 “saturation patrols” throughout the 3 week period.
While the immediate focus is on Labor Day weekend, the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign will be active again on “target moments,” or holidays when rates of drinking and drive are increased – like Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
According to the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30 Americans are killed in drunk driving accidents every day. These fatal accidents often increase around major event, and thousands of others on the road may be injured in drunk driving accidents.
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