Remembering Drunk Driving Victims
Nearly 13,000 lives are lost each year nationwide to impaired drivers. To help bring further awareness to the tragedies associated with drunk and drugged driving, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, in partnership with law enforcement agencies, substance abuse prevention organizations and traffic safety advocates, hosts the annual New Jersey Remembers ceremony to commemorate the lives lost as a result of impaired drivers.During an emotional remembrance, families who have lost loved ones to an impaired driver participate in a processional where they are escorted by local police officers. The families display photos of their loved ones and light candles to commemorate their lives.As a reminder of the continuing effort to eliminate drunk and drugged driving, traffic officers from around the state are recognized for their role in enforcing New Jersey’s DrivingWhile Intoxicated DWI laws.Driving While Intoxicated in New Jersey Page. If you have lost a family member or close friend to an impaired driver and would like to participate in the next New Jersey Remembers ceremony, please contact Ed OConnor at 609-633-9048 or Edward.OConnor@lps.state.nj.us
via State of New Jersey.