Connecticut Town Uses Signs to Warn Drunk Drivers

Greenwich, Connecticut has employed a unique way to remind people not to drink and drive. Local police have installed signs on the off-ramps of major highways that feature a martini glass inside a red circle with a red slash.

Developed by Officer Robert Brown after spending time at the Institute of Police Technology and Management in Florida, the signs are a ready reminder of the consequences of DUI. Brown said, “We wanted…to emphasize that we take drunk driving enforcement very seriously.”

Funds for the sign fabrication came from the police department and the state highway division. Plans are under way to install more signs. In addition, Eagle Scouts are being used to erect two scoreboards that display the number of Connecticut DUI arrests in Greenwich to date.

Brown said, “I think education, together with enforcement, has more of an impact."

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