Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Event at Tusc. Valley Farmers Market -Tuscarawas County

DOVER- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2022 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national campaign mobilization takes place between August 19 and September 5, 2022. To “kick off” this campaign, the Safe Communities Coalition and the Tuscarawas County Health Department will be at the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market (located at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 259 S. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover) on Wednesday, August 24, from 3 pm to 7 pm. Representatives of Safe Communities, along with local law enforcement, will be providing education on the dangers of impaired driving and the importance of making smart decisions when behind the wheel. Games and giveaways will also be offered. Everyone is encouraged to stop by.

 

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in 2021, impaired driving was a factor in 45% of the fatal crashes in Tuscarawas County. “By looking at the statistics we know that OVI education and enforcement is one of the most important traffic safety priorities in our county,” said Abbie Benton, Safe Communities Coordinator at the Tuscarawas County Health Department. “Nearly half of the fatal crashes in 2021 involved some type of impairment.”  That is why Safe Communities, the Tuscarawas County Health Department, and local law enforcement are working together to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, but is also a matter of life and death.

 

For more information, contact Abbie Benton, Safe Communities Coordinator at the Tuscarawas County Health Department at 330-343-5555, ext. 153 or abenton@tchdnow.org.

Date

Aug 24 2022
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Time

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 24 2022
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location

Tuscarawas County

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