NBC Right Now-- On Tuesday,
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
announced the start of their annual nationwide crackdown on drunk driving for
the winter holiday season.
also released new holiday drunk driving data and presented new guidelines for
state alcohol ignition interlock programs.
enforcement agencies in Washington and Oregon are also taking part in the "Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to put a stop to drunk driving.
to data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, an average of 49 people
die each year from DUI related crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
The DUI emphasis ends on January first. Law enforcement wants to remind you that if you are going to have
a drink this holiday season, make sure you have plans to get home safely to
avoid being arrested for a DUI.