Cinco de Mayo falls on a weekend this year for the first time in over five years and police departments across the nation have announced that they will be stepping up their DUI enforcement in order to prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel.
DUI checkpoints are not legal in all states, and 11 states that do not allow them are having stationary DUI patrols set up. Mobile DUI patrolling allows police officers to take motorcycles on the road to look into the windows of vehicles and make sure that they do not show signs of impairment while driving.
DUI checkpoints must follow certain guidelines while operating and their main goal must be to protect the public. The Center of Disease Control released data showing that DUI checkpoints reduce the number of drunk driving accidents by more than 20 percent.
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