Starting this week Texas police will be participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign meant to target drunk drivers and enforce existing laws against driving under the influence of alcohol.

Texas is just one the states participating in a nationwide campaign aimed directly at drunk driving. The effort is underscored by recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing that incidents of drunk driving are not declining the way they hoped.

Texas police plan an all-out campaign to find and cite anyone they suspect of being under the influence of alcohol while driving. They are planning roaming patrols, and random DUI traffic checkpoints. Oklahoma police will also be focusing on the nationwide campaign and where available will be working in cooperation with Texas police to keep drunk drivers off the road and behind bars.

“Drunk driving is one of Americas deadliest crimes and it is also one of the most preventative. It all involves a decision not to drink and then operate a vehicle,” says Joe Clark, Captain of the Durant Police Department.

Clark along with officers around Texoma want you to make the right decision. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign kicks off August 17th through September 3rd. Officers will be out in record numbers to enforce the law on area roadways.