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DUI Task Forces To Conduct Impaired Driving Enforcement Through St. Patrick’s Day

Highway Safety News, PennDOT News | March 11th, 2016

Southeast Pennsylvania DUI Task Forces will conduct impaired driving enforcement operations for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday which runs from March 11 through March 19.

PennDOT says these operations will be in the form of sobriety checkpoints and/or roving DUI patrols. Law enforcement reminds drivers that Pennsylvania’s legal alcohol limit is .08 for most drivers, .04 for commercial vehicles and .02 for school bus operators. Responsible adults need to be aware alcohol content of what they are consuming.

The Southeast Pennsylvania DUI Task Forces are comprised of 70 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

Additionally, the task forces are committed to reducing the number of impaired driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities across southeast Pennsylvania.

Methods used to achieve this goal include:

  • Educating the public on the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and DUI laws;
  • Deterring motorists from driving after consuming alcohol or drugs; and
  • Apprehending those who violate the laws of the Commonwealth.

The operations are part of the Pennsylvania High Visibility Enforcement Program and is funded partly by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s statewide distribution of $4.6 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Please visit www.justdrivePA.com for more information.

For more information on alcohol education and consumption visit www.lcb.state.pa.us