Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • July 22, 2009 Saddle River Valley Law enforcement officers from Saddle River will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the summer 2009 “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign. Beginning Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct checkpoints, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners, and mobile video display signs. Launched nationally in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year, including the summer months. “Many people believe that after just a few drinks, they’re safe to drive,” said Pam Fischer, director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “Even one drink can impair your judgment and reaction time, putting not only yourself, but everyone on the road, in danger.” As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nationally, DWI fatalities accounted for 32 percent of all traffic deaths in 2008. Last year in New Jersey, 152 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related crashes. That number represents 26 percent of the 590 traffic fatalities Borough police announce drunk driving crackdown reported in the state last year. In addition, 56 of those alcohol-related fatalities occurred during the summer travel season. Fischer noted that in 2007, 205 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related crashes on New Jersey’s highways, representing 28 percent of the 724 traffic fatalities reported in the state. In addition, 82 of those 2007 alcohol-related fatalities occurred during the summer travel season. “Thanks to stepped-up enforcement and continued public education, we have seen a decline in the number of alcohol-related fatalities in New Jersey,” Fischer added. “But one life lost is one too many, and we will continue to work tirelessly to protect all New Jersey motorists from the senseless tragedies associated with drunk driving. Law enforcement agencies participating in the “Over the Limit, Under Arrest 2009” crackdown offer the following advice: Anyone who plans to drink should designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out. If necessary, take mass transit, a taxi, or ask a sober friend to drive you home. Spend the night where the activity is held. Report impaired drivers to law enforcement. In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver. Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of seating position in the vehicle. It is the best defense against an impaired driver. If intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend drive. Abovt: Kerry Zuravnsky of Brick won the 2009 Ford Mustang the Saddle River Valley Lions Club offered as a prize during this year’s fundraiser. Zurvansky is pictured with Jim Murphy, car fundraiser chairman, and Lion Peter Lacovara, who sold the winning ticket. At left: Paul Beck of Upper Saddle River accepts the president’s plaque from incoming President Gary Paton of Mahwah at a recent installation dinner. SRV Lions Club news W Family Footwear e are Fit! OMEN’S N’S & W ME EAKERS ES & SN SHO 1003 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah NJ • 201-327-0888 3 DAYS ONLY $ Thursday • Friday • Saturday July 23rd, 24th & 25th We cannot guarantee the fit of Sidewalk Sale shoes or sneakers. Not all sizes or styles. there will be a limited number of customers allowed in at one time during these 3 days No refunds • No exchanges Cash & Carry • No charges • No holding shoes $ ’S Limited Grou p • Famous Bran CHILDREN TO $ FOR SAFETY REASONS TO $135 VALUES YLES S OR ST ALL SIZE NOT 13 11 TO $ 53 VALUES TO $75 NOT ALL S IZES OR ST YLES 11 SNEAKERS ds 29 CHILDREN • MISSES Shoes, Sand als, Boots $ Closing 5pm Wednesday, July 22 to set up Sidewalk Sale Hours: Thurs & Fri 10-6 • Sat 10-5 TO $ VALUES TO $75 NOT ALL S IZES OR ST YLES 29