Governor Mead announced today that his council on impaired driving is beginning a new statewide multi- media campaign. Created in September of 2011, the council works on ways to make Wyoming's highways safer through educational programs, legislative changes and partnering with law enforcement for increased focused patrols.
In 2012, over four thousand DUI arrests were made in Wyoming. There were 954 alcohol related crashes. 391 of those resulted in injuries and 41 people died. This new campaign is intended to encourage people to make the decision not to drive when they are legally impaired by alcohol.
The campaign is also going to involve Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead and her initiatives with children's issues. As part of the focus on healthy lifestyles for children and teens there will be new programs rolled out over the next few months to deal with the prevention of underage drinking.
For more information, and copies of Wyoming's new media campaign visit www.wygcid.org