The Provo Police Department is joining the campaign to educate the public on the dangers of drugs and alcohol as part of National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.
The department is specifically targeting teen drivers with its theme of "Safe and Sober." Officers will distribute small fliers that focus on the effect drug- and alcohol-related crashes have had on the lives of some youth. The fliers give first-hand accounts from teens involved in drug- and alcohol-related crashes and gives the "straight talk" about drinking and driving.The fliers also provide teens with information about Utah's Zero Tolerance Law, which makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to drive with any alcohol in their blood. The fliers were distributed by local high schools and by Provo Taco Bell and Hogi Yogi restaurants.
The department also is encouraging local employers to participate in a program that stresses safe and responsible driving. Fliers promoting that program are available from Zion's First National Bank and Universal Campus Credit Union. Police hope employers will copy the flyers and distribute them to employees with paychecks. For information about the program call 379-6251.