The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office will be keeping an extra eye out for drunk drivers beginning Aug. 18 and running through Sept. 4 as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools.
The Sheriff’s Office will have roving patrols as well as a sobriety check point as part of their enforcement efforts, and offered the following tips:
- If you plan to drink, designate a driver before going out; someone who will not drink alcohol.
- Take mass transit, a taxi, Uber, Lyft or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- Spend the night where the activity is held.
- Report impaired drivers to law enforcement; in New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver.
- Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle; it’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
- If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.