DORAL, FL – Miami-Dade Police announces New Year’s Eve operational safety road to stop drivers who are under the influence of alcohol.
Since drunk drivers could represent a hazard on the road for the rest of them, there will be officers patrolling all streets in the county, some of which won’t be labeled with the Police’s logo. “Please drink responsibly,” the Police asked this year for all road users.
Those who fail to comply and drive under the influence of alcohol will be pulled over in Miami-Dade as well as in Broward County that also announced a New Year‘s Eve operational safety road from 5:00 p.m. on December 31st until 5:00 a.m. on January 1st.
Drunk driving is a major problem since the person involved could get arrested or, worse, create a traffic crash that causes serious injury or death.
This is a life-threatening practice that increases the risk of accidents due to impaired motor skills, less concentration, slow reaction times, decreased vision, and poor judgement.
Be aware that drunk driving not only puts at risk drivers but also passengers and pedestrians. According to Bankrate.com, one alcohol-related death occurs every 52 minutes in the U.S. as per NHTSA’s data.
In addition, drunk driving accidents are responsible for 10,000 deaths every year, and about 1/3 of all traffic-related deaths. At the end of 2020, 26.8% of drivers that were killed or seriously injured in a crash had alcohol in their bloodstream.
Legally speaking, the person driving under the influence can get in serious trouble, damaging its record and finances. A first-offense DUI can cost $10,000 or more in fines and legal fees.
For all this, enjoy these holidays responsibly. Plan ahead of time who will be driving or use an Uber, lyft or any hired driver that can take you and your loved ones safely back home.
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