Welcome to the 2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
National Crackdown on Drunk Driving
Help Us Save Lives August 15-September 1!
If drunk driving were eliminated, more than 10,000 lives would be spared each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on thousands of law enforcement agencies to join in the fight against drunk driving. By working together, increasing public awareness and using a no-excuses approach to enforcement, we can send the strong message that drunk driving will not be tolerated.
This year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high-visibility enforcement campaign will run August 15 through September 1, covering the end of summer and the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. Our goal is to present an unmistakable show of force, ready to arrest drunk drivers who put lives at risk.
In 2012, Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday) saw 147 drunk-driving fatalities. To put it in perspective, throughout the year someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes, on average. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 34 minutes. And not surprisingly, nighttime is the worst, with almost half (46%) of all nighttime (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) traffic fatalities involving a drunk driver during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
In 2012, the families of 10,322 people were devastated by the tragic, preventable death of loved ones in alcohol-involved crashes. Young drivers (18-34) represent the largest segment of drunk drivers in the United States; among the people killed in drunk-driving crashes over the Labor Day holiday weekend, for example, almost half (45%) were between the ages of 18 and 34. For those under the age of 21 it was illegal to consume alcohol, yet they did drink and, in addition, chose to drive after drinking.
NHTSA data indicates that highly visible enforcement campaigns can reduce drunk-driving fatalities by up to 20 percent.
For more information follow this link: http://www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/i-didnt-know-that/
Welcome to the Salisbury Police Department website.
Welcome to the official homepage of the Salisbury Police Department. The Town of Salisbury is a coastal community and has a permanent population of 7,800 residents. Located in the northeast corner of Massachusetts, on the Atlantic Ocean, its beautiful coastline and beaches attract visitors throughout the year, especially during the summer months.
This web site contains useful information about the many services, programs, citizen safety and educational opportunities offered by the Salisbury Police Department and by the department in conjunction with the Salisbury Council on Aging, the Salisbury Elementary School, the Pettengill House, the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (formerly the Women’s Crisis Center), and the Salisbury Harbor Commission. Check the News and Events page for news and information and the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to commonly asked questions about laws, filing reports and obtaining permits. The Personnel page lists our Police Officers, Dispatchers and support staff and our Employment page explains the requirements for employment with the police department. Visit the Links page for many useful links to other web sites.
It is our hope that this web site will be a useful resource to citizens of Salisbury and other interested parties. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to call us @ 978-465-3121 or email us.