State Police: Increased Local Patrols During New Year's Holiday

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the area over the New Year’s holiday enforcement period.


Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police announced a New Year’s holiday enforcement period between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

“During this time, extra efforts will be made to ensure citizens can safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday,” said the PSP, Troop K - which covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, as well as numerous municipalities without police departments,

State Police will work through Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and S.T.E.A.D.-D. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk-Driving) during the enforcement period.

Operation C.A.R.E. is a national program to reduce crashes on interstate highways during holiday weekends, aimed to enforce speeding, failure to use safety restraints, and impaired driving.

S.T.E.A.D.-D. is a federally-funded program allowing law enforcement agencies to increase police presence on roads for DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

A sobriety checkpoint will be held in the Troop K patrol area during the New Year’s enforcement period.

See Also:

     State Police: holiday DUI Arrests Doubled Since 2011

Victor B. Krievins January 01, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Drunk drivers are revenue creators for the undertaker.
Dynamo47 January 03, 2013 at 11:58 AM
I am totally against drunk driving. For anyone who has ever lost a loved one to a drunk driver I cannot imagine their pain and sense of loss. But lets be honest here. Is there any bigger hypocrisy out there? Not only is alcohol a MAJOR revenue cash machine, dealing with offenders is as well. In all honesty, think about it. If a couple goes out to dinner and has two glasses of wine in an hour are legally intoxicated. If the lawmakers truly wanted to end drunk driving they would not have bars or restaurants serve liquor. They would station police officers outside of every drinking establishment and field test every driver. But they don't because getting the occasional offender is good for all but God forbid if all offenders were caught. The restaurant and bar businesses would be crippled. Everyone can still enjoy a drink with their meal or even go out to a bar and have at it but just use common sense and either walk if possible, have a designated driver or take a cab.


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