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New nationwide ad campaign, annual crackdown under way as research shows pre-dawn drunk driving crashes claim a life every 23 minutes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today marked its annual enforcement crackdown and the launch of a nationwide, multi-year advertising campaign aimed at getting drunk drivers off the road: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” With new research showing fatal crashes involving drunk drivers occur most frequently between the hours of midnight and 3AM—when drunk driving crashes claim a life every 23 minutes—the efforts are particularly focused on nighttime enforcement.