on Impaired driving
Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving Announces Partnership with University of Wyoming and Miller/Coors:
Cowboy Fans are Encouraged to Celebrate Responsibly
STATEWIDE — On Saturday, September 1, while football fans across the state flock to Laramie for the University of Wyoming’s home opener against Washington State, the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving (GCID), in partnership with the University of Wyoming and Miller/Coors, will be actively encouraging Cowboy fans attending home games to choose a designated driver. Fans are invited to take a pledge to be a sober, designated driver by visiting the GCID/MillerCoors designated driver booth at the stadium, where they will receive a voucher for a complimentary soft drink.
Impaired driving is a bad decision and too often leads to tragedy,” said Governor Matt Mead. “Don’t drive impaired. Volunteer to be a designated driver or if you drink, pass the keys to a sober driver.”
According to University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp, “The Cowboy Football game day experience is one that the entire State of Wyoming takes pride in. Ensuring that all our visitors have a positive experience includes making it home safely, and Wyoming peace officers are going to make a concerted game day effort to keep drunk drivers off the road.
”Laramie Police Chief Dale Stalder agrees, saying, “University of Wyoming football games bring the community and state together to cheer on the Cowboys. It is important for people to celebrate responsibly by using designated drivers, Safe Ride, or local vehicles for hire."
Gene Giron, responsibility initiatives manager for MillerCoors, added, “We know drunk driving is preventable, and that’s why we’re proud to partner with the University of Wyoming and the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving in encouraging, and rewarding, Cowboy fans who take the pledge to be a designated driver.”
Governor Mead established the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving in 2011 in an effort to continue the statewide fight against impaired driving.
The number of drug-impaired drivers in Wyoming is on the increase and is becoming an emerging concern. Please go to theDRUG IMPAIRED DRIVINGpage to learn more - Comprehensive report by the Governor's Highway Safety Administration.
ALWAYS BUCKLE UP - IT IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST AN IMPAIRED DRIVER!
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Welcome to the Governor's Council on Impaired Driving website. This website provides up-to-date statistics of crashes involving impaired drivers in Wyoming, information useful for understanding the issues and public safety concerns involved, and information about the Council's initiatives and activities. The Council is committed to finding ways to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths caused by impaired drivers in our state.