“Impairment is no illusion, especially when you’re behind the wheel. Driving impaired has real consequences that negatively impact thousands of Floridians each year, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are working towards real change when it comes to the public’s perception of impairment and driving.
Throughout March, when Florida becomes a prime spring destination for travelers, FLHSMV and FHP will be spearheading an impaired-driving awareness campaign aimed at reducing impaired driving-related crashes and fatalities across the state. The Never Drive Impaired campaign’s messaging tackles the common misconceptions many have when it comes to impairment behind the wheel.
“Last year alone, impaired-driving crashes resulted in more than 800 deaths across our state,” said FLHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “Impaired drivers make many excuses for their decisions, but be under no illusion, the impacts are real and affect real people. Please, help keep our roads and loved ones safe by putting the keys away if you or someone you know is impaired.”
Read further from Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (USA, March 2022)