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Memorial Day weekend typically marks the start of the summer vacation season. That means an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Summer is also when we see more people out and about using alcohol and drugs.
With that in mind, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting DUII (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants) saturation patrols over the Memorial Day weekend from May 27-30, 2016. Emphasis will be on rural roadways within Jackson County, especially roads leading to campgrounds and lakes. Impaired driving has fatal consequences. If you believe you see an impaired driver on the road, call 911. You could save a life.
To help avoid fatalities on our roadways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a list of tips that drivers can use for safe travel while driving:
Here's a link to more information: http://www.safercar.gov/summerdrivingtips
Have a safe holiday weekend!
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