UHP Focusing On DUI Enforcement With ‘Know Your Limits’ Campaign
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Highway Patrol troopers hit the road as part of the “Know Your Limits” campaign, which goes into effect this weekend in an attempt to crack down on impaired driving.
Research showed the number one reason Utahns get behind the wheel drunk is because of overconfidence.
“People just don’t think they are ‘that drunk’, and so they make the risky and possibly life-threatening choice to drive while impaired,” said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Gordon. “We Know people will party. We want them to have a good time. But they should never get behind the wheel after drinking.”
The “Know Your Limits” Campaign will concentrate on traffic during the Thursday BYU-Utah rivalry game and into Labor Day weekend.
On average in Utah, 33 people die each year due to an individual’s choice to drive impaired. 72% of those arrested for DUI are male. Last year UHP made more than 10,000 DUI arrests.