Be A Hero
You Be The Hero

In towns all across South Dakota, it’s your banker...the kid’s little league coach... and your brother-in-law who are the firefighters, EMTs and first responders. So when you drink and drive...the whole town will know it. Because they’ll be the first on the scene. And maybe the last faces you see. Do the first responders in your town a favor...volunteer to be the designated driver. You BE the hero, and give them the night off.

Checkpoint Alerts
Why Sign Up For Checkpoint Alerts?

Sobriety checkpoint alerts are a friendly reminder that police are out, on patrol and looking for drunk drivers in your county. By signing up for alerts, you’re prompting yourself to stay safe and call a designated driver.

South Dakota's Deadliest Roads
Facts about Drunk Driving

Some think drunk driving is only dangerous if others are on the road. The truth is, South Dakota’s most frequent crash is a single vehicle rollover.

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Don’t Go It Alone. Always Use a DD.

Over the years, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety has worked to educate South Dakotans on the dangers of drunk driving and the consequences of getting a DUI.

Give the First Responders in your town the night off. Volunteer to be the Designated Driver.

You Be The Hero

In towns all across South Dakota, it’s your banker...the kid’s little league coach... and your brother-in-law who are the firefighters, EMTs and first responders. So when you drink and drive...the whole town will know it. Because they’ll be the first on the scene. And maybe the last faces you see. Do the first responders in your town a favor...volunteer to be the designated driver. You BE the hero, and give them the night off.

SIGN UP FOR CHECKPOINT ALERTS

Get sobriety checkpoint alerts and safe ride reminders delivered to your mobile phone.

You'll receive a text when a checkpoint is planned in your county so you can stay safe.

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Why Sign Up For Checkpoint Alerts?

Sobriety checkpoint alerts are a friendly reminder that police are out, on patrol and looking for drunk drivers in your county. By signing up for alerts, you’re prompting yourself to stay safe and call a designated driver.

South Dakota's Deadliest Roads

Whether you're driving across town or across the state, an accident can happen anywhere. Review the map to see South Dakota's crash fatalities and deadliest counties.

DUI Checkpoints

Road Fatalities
Ten Deadliest Counties in SD

  • Bennett County
  • Codington County
  • Mellette County
  • Minnehaha County
  • Corson County
  • Dewey County
  • Jackson County
  • Pennington County
  • Shannon County
  • Todd County

Facts about Drunk Driving

Some think drunk driving is only dangerous if others are on the road. The truth is, South Dakota’s most frequent crash is a single vehicle rollover.

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Don’t Go It Alone. Always Use a DD.

Over the years, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety has worked to educate South Dakotans on the dangers of drunk driving and the consequences of getting a DUI.