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Blair County DUI Task Force Plans Events

 

February 13, 2020



The Blair County D.U.I. Task Force has announced that it will be conducting one or more events this week.

• Sobriety checkpoints are well lit and manned by uniformed officers.

• Roving patrols utilize uniformed officers in marked police vehicles. Motorists are reminded to always be alert while in the vicinity of emergency personnel and vehicles. Remember Pennsylvania’s “Move Over Law.” Pennsylvania's “Move Over,” or “Steer Clear” law requires drivers to slow down or, when possible, to move at least one lane away when encountering an emergency vehicle, traffic stop or disabled vehicle along the side of the road.

The “Cops in Shops” program uses police officers, either in uniform or wearing civilian attire. Officers may pose as employees or customers of six-pack stores and distributors in an attempt to deter liquor law violations.

Reminders

The DUI Task Force reminds drivers to:

• Don’t drink and drive.

• Know if your prescription medication affects your driving ability.

• Wear your seatbelt.

• Allow enough driving time so that you are not rushed.

• Be a defensive driver. Be alert to all traffic, pedestrians, and actual or potential hazards.

• Impaired driving is preventable.

Reducing Crashes, Injuries, Deaths

The DUI Task Force is committed to reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes, injuries and deaths in Blair County.

The methods used to achieve that goal are:

• Eduction of the public regarding the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and D.U.I. laws

• Deterrence of motorists from driving after consuming alcohol

• Apprehension of those who violate the laws of the commonwealth.

 

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