One way to achieve this objective is to conduct driving while impaired nighttime traffic safety checkpoints. Impaired driving crashes result in tens of thousands of injuries and thousands of lives lost every year. The Creedmoor Police Department partners with Forensic Test Alcohol Branch and M.A.D.D (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to establish and operate Nighttime Traffic Safety Checkpoints. During these checkpoints officers look for signs of impairment.
The "Booze It & Lose It" campaign uses innovative and extensive anti-driving while impaired (DWI) enforcement and education to zero in on drunken drivers. Sobriety checkpoints are continually set up in all North Carolina counties as part of the state's highly effective anti-drunk driving campaign.
In North Carolina and across America, millions of deaths and injuries are caused because people don't use safety belts and child passenger safety seats. Research shows that appeals to "do the right thing" don't work for the people who don't use belts. What gets them to buckle up is high visibility enforcement. That means checkpoints and traffic tickets for drivers not using belts.
Studies continue to show that speed is a major cause of injury and fatality on North Carolina roadways. In 2009 alone, there were 472 fatalities and more than 42,000 speed-related injuries on our roads. GHSP kicked off the pilot project No Need 2 Speed® in June 2006 in Robeson, Cumberland, Harnett, and Johnston counties to encourage drivers to slow down and follow the speed limit. Results suggest that with the combination of signage and enforcement, there was a decrease in motorists speeding on rural roads.