Drive Sober

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Kentucky Statistics
In Kentucky in 2014, there were more than 4,300 collisions involving alcohol, resulting in over 2,000 injuries and 113 fatalities. During the Labor Day holiday weekend, fourteen people were killed and 297 were injured on our roadways.  One of those deaths involved alcohol. 
 
It’s in Your Hands
Don’t let your summer come to an abrupt end with an impaired driving arrest…or worse, death. Plan before you go out with these simple tips:
 
  • Before the festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night.
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.
  • If you see a drunken driver on the road, contact local police. You could save a life.
  • And remember, if you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get them safely to where they are going.
 

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Ignition Interlock
Senate Bill 133, passed in 2015,  requires repeat DUI offenders to blow into the ignition interlock device, which is installed on the vehicle. The vehicle will not start if the person’s blood-alcohol concentration exceeds a 0.02 level. 
 
First-time DUI offenders are not required to have the device installed unless there is an aggravating circumstance, such as speeding or driving drunk with a child in the car.
 

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Utilize the free “No DUI Kentucky” application.
  • With information about local taxi services and sober ride programs, along with a one-touch dial feature to report a drunken driver, the app aids in the fight against drunken driving.

 

 

  • If a local taxi, limousine or sober ride program would like to participate but is not included in the app, send contact information to info@driversoberky.com.
 

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Bottom Line… “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
 
  • During the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement crackdown and throughout the year, if you are caught driving while impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses.  
 
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