City of West Hollywood Says Loud-and-Clear: ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’
The City of West Hollywood, its City Council, and its Public Safety Commission will join the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, local Fire Stations 7 and 8, and Block by Block Security Ambassadors in reminding community members about an important message of safety during the holidays: do not drink and drive.
The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station will host a short outdoor news conference on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 6 p.m., at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, located at 780 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Immediately following the news conference, community members will be welcomed to join City of West Hollywood Officials and Sheriff's deputies to walk to nearby restaurants and bars to begin the distribution of 100,000 drink coasters with printed messages, which will remind patrons not to drink and drive and to instead choose a designated driver, a ride share service, or a local taxi company. The coasters will also feature telephone numbers for taxicab companies that serve West Hollywood.
The coasters also feature a link to information about the City of West Hollywood’s PickUp, which is a cool and convenient alternative to driving. The PickUp runs along Santa Monica Boulevard in a four-mile loop with 15 stops in each direction between Robertson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The PickUp is free and it helps to curb drunk driving, eases parking, and reduces traffic congestion. Visit The PickUp online, and follow its Trolley Tracker for real-time arrival and location information, at www.wehopickup.com.
The West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following safety tips:
- Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk — or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.
- If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins – a designated driver is someone who hasn’t had any alcohol, not just the person who drank the least.
- If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation or call one of your local sober ride home programs.
- Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s annual Don’t Drink and Drive campaign, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Department at (323) 848-6414. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.