will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint sometime between May 25-28.
While the exact location of the checkpoint was not released, it will be held somewhere in Bucks County.
According to station commander Sgt. Jonathan Nederostek, a sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety exercise wherein state troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired drivers.
The goal of a sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes, and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on state highways.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 158 people were killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide over Memorial Day Weekend 2010.
MADD offers the following five tips for safe driving over the holiday weekend and year-round:
- Plan a safe way home. Arrange a sober ride home, or offer to be the sober designated driver.
- Wear a seat belt. Seat belt usage is one of the best ways to stay safe on our roadways.
- Don’t call or text. Any form of impaired driving poses a serious threat to those on the road.
- Slow down. Respect all posted speed limits.
- Be aware. Pay attention to other drivers on the road and avoid those driving erratically.