– Editor’s Note:
Labor Day Weekend is usually one of the deadliest times of the year on the state’s roadways, so law enforcement agencies across Washington will increase DUI patrols through Sept. 3 for drivers safety.
– “PLAN AHEAD, GET HOME SAFE”
“When you’re drunk or high, you have big ideas, but not necessarily good ideas. Before the party starts, you need to plan to have a safe ride home. If you don’t, you risk a DUI. That means up to a year in jail, a $5,000 fine, a suspended license, an ignition interlock device installed in your car, legal bills…and lots of uncomfortable conversations. So plan ahead. Drunk-you will thank you. For that matter, so will hungover-you,” by Target-Zero.
– “Target Zero – Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan”
“Why a Goal of Zero?”
“From 2012 through 2014, the time period analyzed in this plan, 1,336 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in Washington State. We have to ask ourselves: How many deaths and serious injuries are “acceptable” on Washington’s roadways? How many of your family members would it be “acceptable” to lose to traffic crashes each year? Ten? Five?
“Of course, the answer is none. Zero. The goal of every Washington State citizen should be zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads and highways. The personal, financial, and societal loss for every person killed or injured in traffic crashes is enormous. The loss of even one family member, co-worker, or friend is unacceptable.
“That’s why Washington State has adopted Target Zero — a goal to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Washington’s roadways to zero by the year 2030. Our goal is zero deaths and serious injuries, because every life counts.
Credit: Target Zero – Washington State