Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Winning a game of corn hole can be challenging enough without any distractions, but what happens when you strap on a pair of fatal vision impairment goggles? Students, staff and faculty were invited to stop by the NEOMED Police Department’s table at the university picnic to test their skills. The only catch? They had to toss the bags with the “drunk goggles” on. While testing out fatal vision impairment goggles is fun, the NEOMED Police Department used the event to remind the University community to be responsible and stay safe over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

NEOMED’s police department is partnering with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign running through Sept. 4. Local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving in effort to stop intoxicated drivers and to help save lives.

The NEOMED Police Department recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:

  • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.
  • Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app available on Google Play for Android devices, and Apple’s iTunes Store for IOS devices. SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact your local police/sheriff department or call 911.
  • Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.
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