Summer is coming to an end and we're getting close to Labor Day Weekend.
My friends at KDOT want you to know that law enforcement will be working overtime to target impaired drivers across Kansas as part of the annual You drink. You drive. You LOSE. campaign. It kicks off today and runs through the Labor Day holiday weekend.
More than 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas are joining forces to stop drunk driving.
Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road. On average, three people are injured every day in alcohol-related crashes in Kansas. Nationally in 2016, more than one-third of all fatalities over the Labor Day weekend involved a drunk driver with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or greater.
In 2017, male drivers accounted for nearly 80 percent of all impaired driving fatalities and 70 percent of all impaired driving injuries in Kansas. Impaired drivers can face jail time, suspension of their driving privileges, fines and other costs of up to $10,000.
Be safe, and DON'T DRINK & DRIVE!
“Drunk driving is not a victimless crime and is 100 percent preventable,” said Chris Bortz, KansasDepartment of Transportation Traffic Safety Program Manager.