Town of South Brunswick
New Jersey

Resolution
RES-2017-301

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 Statewide Crackdown

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Department:Township ClerkSponsors:Mayor Frank Gambatese
Category:Supporting / Endorsing

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Whereas, approximately one-third of all fatal traffic crashes in the United States involve drunk drivers; and

Whereas, impaired driving crashes cost the United States almost $45 Billion a year; and

Whereas, 29% of motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey in 2014 were alcohol-related; and

Whereas, an enforcement crackdown is planned to combat impaired driving; and

Whereas, the summer season and the Labor Day holiday in particular are traditionally times of social gatherings which include alcohol; and

Whereas, the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Traffic Safety, has asked law enforcement agencies throughout the state to participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 Statewide Crackdown; and

Whereas, the project will involve increased impaired driving enforcement from August 18 through September 4, 2017; and

Whereas, an increase in impaired driving enforcement and a reduction in impaired driving will save lives on our roadways;

Therefore, be is resolved that Mayor Christopher Killmurray declares it’s support for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 Statewide Crackdown from August 18 through September 4, 2017 and pledges to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.