Letter: Buckle up, don't drink while driving
To the Editor:
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office hopes that the upcoming holiday season will be a time of great joy for everyone. But as people gather to celebrate the holidays, some families and friends will have to cope with the absence of a loved one who was killed in a traffic crash.
This is the reason why the Pierce County Sheriff's Office will participate in a statewide traffic safety effort called "Booze and Belts" from Dec. 15 through Jan. 1. To save lives and prevent injuries, we will increase our traffic enforcement day and night to crack down on intoxicated drivers and unbelted motorists with an ultimate goal of zero preventable deaths in Pierce County and in Wisconsin.
We hope that everyone will always make the responsible decision to buckle up and drive sober now and in the future. If you do, you will protect yourself as well as others that share our roadways. Please do your part to ensure your loved ones experience a joyous holiday season by protecting them from an unnecessary, preventable tragedy.
Nancy Hove is the Pierce County sheriff.