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Sept. 1, 2016

Labor Day safety reminder

LABOR DAY 2016 (WEB)

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- As we take time to celebrate Labor Day, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office would like to remind everybody to make safety a part of their weekend. If you choose to drink alcohol, please drink responsibly and designate a sober driver. Please take the necessary steps to make sure this extended weekend is a safe one for everybody on the road. If you see a drunk driver on the road, please pull over and call 911.

“For many, Labor Day weekend is the last chance for families and friends to come together before the start of the school year. The purpose of this message is to deter drunk drivers and prevent someone from becoming severely injured or killed,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “Please drink responsibly this weekend for your sake and the sake of others on the road.”


Quick Facts

Last year the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed 147 DUI-related cases that occurred during the Labor Day weekend. Of this amount, 1 involved serious injury.

In 2015, 7,526 DUI-related cases were filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. Of this amount, 30 cases involved death or serious injury.

In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes (SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

In 2014, approximately 1 in 5 children killed in traffic crashes (14 and younger) were passengers in drunk-driving crashes. Fifty-six percent of the time, it was the child’s own driver who was drunk. (SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Drunk driving is more common at night, and Labor Day weekend in 2014 was no exception. During the 2014 Labor Day holiday period, 83 percent of drunk-driving crash fatalities occurred between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. (SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


Above Graphic

This graphic may be used, printed, posted, shared, and/or uploaded in support of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Labor Day drunk driving prevention campaign.


Social Media

Throughout the weekend we will release links via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #LaborDay and #DrinkResponsibly


Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at clee@sbcda.org or via text at (909) 782-5559

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