COLORADO SPRINGS — 39-law enforcement agencies across the state are taking part in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving. Saturday, August 24th is the kick-off of "Saturation Saturday" and law enforcement officials will be on the lookout on Sunday as well. Volunteers and staff from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are also assisting in this weekends efforts.
“Saturation Saturday" is intended to heavily push the nation with the message to never drive impaired, and to show our appreciation for the tough work law enforcement officers do every day to stop the violent, preventable crime of drunk and drug-impaired driving,” said MADD National President Helen Witty. “We know that the days before Labor Day weekend are among the most heavily traveled and can be the most dangerous on our roads for the general public and for law enforcement. We want to stand with them to remind everyone that these waning days of summer are a time for fun, not tragedy.”
MADD’s "Saturation Saturday" falls right in the middle of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The NHTSA’s campaign has a price tag of $13 million dollars.