Millions of people are expected to hit the road this holiday weekend. And they'll be joined by hundreds of Florida Highway Patrolmen. As troopers will be out in full force over the next few weeks as part of FHP's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Pulling over anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration level of .08 or higher.
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is part of a national effort to cut down on drunk driving. It runs from December sixteenth through January second each year.
As part of last year's campaign, FHP cited over forty thousand drivers and made nearly five hundred D.U.I arrests statewide.
And according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, Florida has seen one of largest drops in drunk driving fatalities in recent years.
Last year, the N.H.T.S.A reported 660 drunk driving fatalities in the state. That's down from 777 drunk driving fatalities in 2009.
It's a trend FHP hopes continues as it works to make the roads safer for you and your family this holiday season.