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|** UPDATE ** SJPD Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint, Saturday, July 21, 2012|
Saturday, July21, 2012
9:00 PM to 3:00 AM
The San Jose Police Department, Traffic Enforcement Unit, will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Saratoga Avenue and Keily Boulevard in San Jose, between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool, effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
"Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). "But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured. We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver, call 9-1-1."
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the San Jose Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don't heed the message to designate a sober driver.
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