From Alameda Police Department
Beginning December 14, 2012, 21 agencies will participate in the ‘Avoid the 21’ program as part of California’s Holiday DUI Enforcement Campaign, encouraging the public to call 911 to report suspected drunk drivers.
The Alameda Police Department, in conjunction with the 2013 campaign for ‘Avoid the 21’ will facilitate a DUI/CDL Checkpoint. The DUI/CDL Checkpoint will occur the evening of Saturday, Dec. 22. in Alameda.
‘Avoid the 21’ is a combination of agencies from four bay area counties. The purpose of the campaign is to educate the public and aggressively enforce drunk driving laws.
The Alameda Police Department is committed to providing its citizens the finest in law enforcement services, emphasizing a community-oriented approach.
The following clues can help motorists detect a drunk driver:
- Weaving/swerving in and out of the lane
- Weaving within the lane quite noticeably
- Traveling at speeds much slower than the flow of traffic
- Braking erratically or stopping in the lane
- Sudden stops for signal lights and slow start once they change
- Remaining at the signal lights once they turn green – asleep at the wheel
- Making wide turns and/or cutting the corner, striking the curb
- Headlights off at night or on high beams
- Driving with the turn signals on
- Straddling the center line of the road or lane lines
- Aggressive driving – speeding, tailgating and multiple lane changes or unsafe passing may also be the tell-tale signs of intoxication