PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is asking residents not to drink and drive this holiday season, and to participate in various 3D month activities.
“December is recognized as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, and the city of Palmdale in collaboration with 3D Month, is getting the word out that participation in 3D Month is not only easy, but will help continue to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatalities,” stated Crime Prevention Specialist Ruth Oschmann.
Palmdale will be spearheading a ‘Tie-One-On’ campaign. Residents may participate by picking up a red ribbon at Palmdale’s Neighborhood Services department, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15, and displaying the ribbon on their antennas in support of 3D month. The Tie-One-On campaign goes through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
The city’s Neighborhood Services department is located at 38250 Sierra Hwy., 2nd Floor.
In addition to the ‘Tie One On’ campaign, drivers are encouraged to drive with their headlights on in honor of ‘Lights on for Life’ on Friday, Dec. 16.
“This event recognizes those who have been killed or injured by drunk drivers,” said Oschmann.
Throughout this holiday season, the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station will be out in full force to prevent impaired driving by conducting DUI checkpoints.
“If you drive after drinking or using drugs, you will be caught, arrested and prosecuted,” Oschmann said. “Not only is this an embarrassing situation, but also expensive. The cost of your defense and potential fines can be thousands of dollars, the potential loss of your car, or worse yet, [you may] take another person’s life.”
For more information on Palmdale’s 3D Month activities, contact the city’s crime prevention office at 661-267-5170.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]