Acknowledging that enforcement alone will not prevent drunk driving in California, the California Highway Patrol has announced that, during the next several months, it will conduct a grant-funded public education and awareness program with a focus on educating drivers about the dangers of DUI and the devastation it causes.

According to the CHP, the Designated Driver Program is designed not only to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, but also to encourage and reward those who choose not to drink in order to safely drive others home.

The “Designated Driver Education Program” grant will fund the production of public service announcements; educational materials will be also produced and distributed statewide.

In support of the program, CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow stated, “Nobody ever thinks it’s going to happen to them. They think it happens to other people. Anytime an impaired motorist is on the road, not only do they put themselves at risk, they’re putting the lives of everyone else around them in danger.”

California drivers are reminded that the best way to avoid a California DUI is to designate a driver or call a taxi. However, if you find yourself arrest for driving under the influence, it is imperative to contact an experienced California DUI attorney.

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