New DUI Ads Show Misplaced Priorities

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has rolled out a sparkling new ad campaign which you will surely be bombarded with over Pennsylvania’s airways.  The ad campaign costs over $14 million dollars with millions more supporting the “crackdowns” all over the country.  Additionally, the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has provided the state police and and DUI task forces throughout the state with about $3 million to put extra officers on impaired driving patrols and to set up DUI checkpoints.

Contact the Pennsylvania DUI attorneys at The McShane Firm if your rights are violated during the new crackdown

Contact the Pennsylvania DUI attorneys at The McShane Firm if your rights are violated during the new crackdown

So what can the average driver expect to face as a result of this crackdown?

  • Long delays and waits at DUI checkpoints where you are treated like a criminal and your rights are violated even if you are law abiding and had nothing to drink or were socially responsible in drinking.
  • A high number of false arrests due to overzealous, under-trained police officers looking to show their “efficient” work through the numbers game of “high arrest totals.”
  • Police using DUI checkpoints to seize property and issue non-DUI tickets and arrests to increase revenue.

In fact, police departments love these types of crackdowns because they are funded by the government. Officers get extra overtime pay and the departments get to fill their coffers with the proceeds from DUI checkpoints.  Everyone wins except the common motorist.

Keep this in mind- DUI is all about the money.  If the government was really sincere about keeping drunk drivers off the roads, it would spend more on proven treatment programs to rehabilitate alcoholics and on programs that educate the public about drunk driving about making better choices not as a fear tactic.

Remember if you are stopped for a DUI you have rights: Please see our Guide for Pennsylvania Motorists Accused of DUI.

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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2 responses to “New DUI Ads Show Misplaced Priorities”

  1. It’s sad to hear about “under-trained police officers looking to show their “efficient” work through the numbers game of “high arrest totals.”
    Many many innocent people are going to get in big trouble because of this, this..besides the time lost waiting at these checkpoints

    Nice article,thank you!

    have a nice day

  2. […] http://www.paduiblog.com/pa-dui/new-dui-ads-show-misplaced-priorities/ : On this website in the top left corner of the site you see a simple image that collaborates sever aspects of drinking and driving together. The image is a simple green beer bottle that has hand cuffs around the neck of the bottle and on the other end of the connecting chain there is a key connected to it. This brings so many things together all at once, first let’s look at the “green” beer bottle. Not many people around here drink from a green bottle, which compels me to think it has another meaning, maybe that a dui is costly since the color of money is green or maybe the cost of alcoholism. Next you have the handcuffs with a key on the end creating a simple math equation: “Drinking + Driving = Arrested”. […]

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