Federal, State and Bay Area Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Officials Aim to Save Lives During Holidays with ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

--()--Dr. Mark Rosekind, Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Bay Area resident to speak at a press conference promoting sober driving this holiday season and warning those who don’t driver sober, that the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign is in full swing across the Bay Area. “We’re proud to be working with law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area to protect the public and get drunk drivers off our roads,” said Rosekind, who will be attending along with SFPD Chief Suhr and other state and local safety representatives.

WHY:

   

In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver. In December 2013 alone there were 98 people killed and over 1,800 injured in alcohol and drug involved crashes in California.

 

WHO:

Dr. Mark Rosekind, NHTSA Administrator

Greg Suhr, Chief, San Francisco Police Department
Jerry Hill, California State Senator
Rhonda Craft, Director, Office of Traffic Safety
Mark Rasmussen, Assistant Chief, California Highway Patrol
Mary Klotzbach, National Board Member, MADD
 

WHEN:

Monday, December 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Treasure Island. Exact location to be distributed by Friday, 12/18, depending on weather forecast.

 
Rain location: Treasure Island Administration Building, One Avenue of the Palms.

Park either in front of the building, on the side, or across California Street, in front of the Chapel.

 

Dry weather location: lot next to Pavilion by the Bay, 291 Avenue of the Palms.
Park along street or in lot across Avenue A
 

NOTES &

 

VISUALS:

All speakers available for one-on-one interviews. Daily City DUI Command Vehicle and SFPD DUI Trailer on display. Multiple Bay Area city and CHP patrol vehicles and motorcycles. 25-30 uniformed officers from multiple Bay Area police departments and CHP. Caltrans workers in hardhats and vests.

 

Contacts

California Office of Traffic Safety
Chris Cochran, 916-509-3063
chris.cochran@ots.ca.gov

Release Summary

Federal, State and Bay Area Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Officials Aim to Save Lives During Holidays with ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’.

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Contacts

California Office of Traffic Safety
Chris Cochran, 916-509-3063
chris.cochran@ots.ca.gov