Annual 'You Drink, You Drive, You Lose' traffic enforcement campaign underway Featured

Annual 'You Drink, You Drive, You Lose' traffic enforcement campaign underway Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office graphic

Close to 200 law enforcement agencies across Kansas are now involved in the annual You Drink, You Drink, You Lose campaign.


This traffic enforcement effort is designed to get drunk or drugged drivers off the road. The Kansas Department of Transportation says an average 23 percent of all fatal crashes in Kansas the last five years were linked to chemical impairment. KDOT also says the risk of death in an impairment crash is 15 times higher than a nonimpairment crash, and the risk of serious injury from an impairment crash is five times higher than when drivers are not impaired.

Local authorities are also taking this time to remind drivers to get a designated driver, check medications for driving warnings, keep others in mind while behind the wheel, remember the thousands of dollars in legal and court fees that could result and to watch for suspicious driving behaviors. Authorities also stress the need to be properly restrained every time you're on the road.

You Drink, You Drive, You Lose goes through Labor Day. KDOT is underwriting the campaign.

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