Izard County
Sheriff's Office
Melbourne, Arkansas
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300 Circle Drive
Melbourne, AR 72556

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08/27/2012

STAY SAFE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, the National Safety Council estimates that there will be 405 traffic fatalities  and 40,500 medically consulted injuries over this traditional end-of-summer holiday.   The number one cause of a fatalities is alcohol while the second leading cause is speeding.

The number one rule is don’t drink and drive and always designate a non-drinking driver.  Young drivers are at particular risk to alcohol related  crashes.  All state have a zero tolerance law where drivers under the age of 21 cannot have alcohol in their system.

The best defense against drunk drivers is to wear your seat belt and allow plenty of time for your travel.   Drive defensively and exercise extreme caution. 

 

 

News Release

For Immediate Release

August 27, 2012

POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence

870 368 4203