Lincoln Police to begin anti-impaired driving campaign over holidays

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police are set to begin an anti-impaired driving enforcement campaign over the holidays, the department announced Tuesday.

Police will join the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic enforcement project, which begins on Friday.

The enforcement project will last until Jan. 1, coinciding with the end of the holiday season.

Officers will conduct extra traffic enforcement until the end of the month, thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office.

Lincoln Police provided these steps for drivers on how to stay safe during the holidays:

  1. Plan ahead. If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Designate a sober driver for the
    evening or arrange for alternative transportation in advance.
  2. If you are impaired, do not drive and find another way home. Use a taxi, shared ride service or
    call a friend or family member.
  3. Be responsible. If someone you know has been drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel.
    If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions could save
    your life or someone else’s.
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