Law enforcement officials in Montgomery county, including those in Abington, are cracking down on impaired drivers from now until Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, as part of a nation-wide effort to curb the driving of those who operate vehicles while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Police are increasing their efforts over the Labor Day holiday period, a time when vehicle crashes related to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) increase. Municipal police departments in Montgomery County are working together to prevent these crashes by means of DUI checkpoints. Abington Regional, Pottstown Regional, Hatfield Regional, Montgomery Regional, Valley Forge Area, and Lower Merion DUI Taskforces are out enforcing the state’s DUI laws.
The Montgomery County Health Department Community Traffic Safety Project reminds all holiday travelers to drive safe during the holiday. The Montgomery County Community Traffic Safety Project focuses on safety programming for seat belt usage, teen driving, school bus safety and etiquette, impaired driving, and pedestrian safety. It is available to all Montgomery county community organizations and schools.
The Health Department offers other educational opportunities regarding topics such as child passenger safety, vehicle safety for seniors, aggressive driving, and bicycle and motorcycle safety. These programs are provided to the community free of charge thanks to a funding initiative from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
For further information, contact Katie Kucz, Montgomery County Health Department, Health Promotion Division at 610-278-5117 ext. 6787 or via email at email@example.com, or visit www.montcopa.org/health.