Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Press Release

Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving Holiday Campaig

Sent on 11/21/2018 5:04:31 PM

To help keep Americans safe on the roads, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and local Circle K stores this holiday season to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. So this holiday season, as you head out for a night of merry-making, remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Our campaign will run from November 21-December 31, 2018. • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely. • Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8). SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up. • Use a local ride service such as Lyft, Uber, or a taxi. Through Circle K stores, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will be distributing Sober Driver Cards that have information on NHTSA’s SaferRide app and other DUI related information. • If you see a drunk driver on the road call 9-1-1. • Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely. Remember to play it safe this holiday season and always plan your sober ride before the festivities begin. If you are buzzed, do not drive. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department wishes you and yours a safe and festive holiday season.

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