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The New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and several New Hampshire police units are participating in the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign this Labor Day. The campaign, which was launched by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA), aims to decrease the number of dangerous and deadly accidents that take place on U.S. roads over the Labor Day weekend. The federal agencies have supplied grants, training and public advertising campaigns to warn drivers about the increased patrols and pay for extra police, sobriety checkpoints, and other tools aimed at identifying possibly intoxicated drivers.

In New Hampshire, police units will be holding sobriety checkpoints in 48 places across the state during the Labor Day holiday. Each law enforcement unit is required to hold at least one checkpoint. In addition, the state has received grant money to pay for 20 more state and local law enforcement patrols on NH roads, looking for drivers who may be intoxicated. These patrols will continue to scour New Hampshire’s streets until September 15, 2011, but the additional checkpoints will only run during the Labor Day weekend.

New Hampshire sobriety checkpoints are meant to give police a closer look at drivers, so police can stop those whom they believe may be intoxicated. However, even at a sobriety checkpoint, police officers can make mistakes and improperly arrest sober drivers. If you’ve been charged with drunk driving in New Hampshire, the experienced NH sobriety checkpoint defense attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help. Call us today at 603-624-3700 for a free and confidential telephone consultation.

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This Labor Day weekend, federal and state law enforcement and other agencies are banding together to reduce accidents and improve highway safety by taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign sponsored by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

According to the NHTSA, the main purpose of the campaign is to deter or stop potentially drunk drivers, since the number of DUI-related accidents on U.S. roads often increases over Labor Day and other summer holidays. The NHTSA and the GHSA hope to prevent crashes that can injure or kill holiday travelers by keeping an eye out for unsafe driving and stopping drivers who may be intoxicated or driving recklessly, while distracted, or while fatigued. In just one day, according to the NHTSA, as many as 1440 U.S. travelers are injured and as many as 23 die in crashed caused by intoxicated, fatigued, or reckless drivers. By increasing patrols and informing the public, the NHTSA and states hope to decrease these numbers by helping drivers get to and from their Labor Day festivities safely.

All fifty U.S. states are planning to take part in the campaign. If you’ve been injured by another driver, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced New Hampshire car accident injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. We can help you protect your legal rights and seek compensation from any negligent parties. For a free and confidential telephone consultation, call us today at 603-624-3700, or call our toll-free Injury Helpline at 1-888-511-1010.

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