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‘Drive Sober’ traffic safety campaign starts Friday

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico State Police and other law enforcement agencies will join together to prevent impaired driving by participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign running Friday through Sept. 2.

“Traffic safety is always a top priority at NMDOT. Impaired drivers cause needless deaths and injuries. Having a plan could save your life or the life of someone you love,” said NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Michael Sandoval.

In addition to the DWI checkpoints and patrols, law enforcement will be watching for distracted drivers, vehicle occupants who are not properly buckled up and drivers violating the “Move Over Law,” which requires motorists to use extreme caution when passing emergency vehicles stopped in or on the side of the road.

More information is available on the Traffic Safety Marketing website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trafficsafetymarketing.gov.