Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Dept. of Transportation goes after California DUI drivers

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is targeting California DUI drivers, and more specifically repeat California Drunk driving offenders, in an effort to make California's roadways safer.

California DUI / drunk drivers kill and U.S. officials have launched a media campaign and enforcement crackdown to do something about it.

National Highway Safety Administrator Nicole Nason spoke recently about the campaign to safe driving advocates and law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C. "We really have not made any gains in reducing drunk driving deaths over the past decade. We continue to lose 13,000 people every single year."

That is why U.S. officials and safe driving advocates are calling for wider use of proven technology such as ignition interlock devices to keep alcohol-impaired drivers off the road.