OHS taking extra steps for the holiday weekend to ensure safety



DELAWARE –  Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) officials say, they’re making efforts to make sure everyone has a safe holiday weekend.

OHS is implementing their multi-tiered strategy to encourage responsible driving. We’re told the SoberLift program will be activated in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean View nightly from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

They say last year there were at least 52 arrests, 24 DUI crashes,13 injuries, and four deaths, and that was with fewer cars on the road. Now they tell us, they want to make sure people choose not to drive intoxicated because lives, are irreplaceable. “So people are getting used to not only driving roads on a daily basis again, but also getting back out there and socializing and they might not really be prepared for having those alcoholic drinks and having that impaired buzz feeling. And now all of the sudden, they need to find a way back home safely,” says Cynthia Cavett, a Marketing Specialist with OHS.

OHS also tells 47 ABC, they’re continuing to revamp their efforts to keep people safe on the roads now with numerous residents returning to highways. We’re also told, a discount code for a maximum of $15for a Lyft value can be redeemed by texting “SOBERLIFT” to 99000.

To learn more about the campaign or other OHS resources, just visit their website.

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