No One Will Know
Out here, there's nothing to hit.

Sounds familiar, right? It’s late. You’re in the country, sticking to back roads and rural highways. There are no other people, no other cars – and no one to know you’ve been drinking.

But you’re never safe from an alcohol-related crash. Drunk driving is dangerous everywhere.

82% of all South Dakota fatalities happen on rural roads, and the state’s most common crash is a single vehicle rollover. And with no one around…there’s no one to help.

Just because you’re out of town, it doesn’t mean you’re out of danger. Wherever you are, don’t go it alone. Always use a designated driver. Because the middle of nowhere is nowhere to die.

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.

We promise not to spam your phone with frequent messages or content you didn’t sign up for – only sobriety checkpoint reminders for your county and information that can keep you safe.

And before we forget, here’s the legal stuff: standard text message rates and fees from your mobile carrier may apply.

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.

82% of South Dakota fatalities happen on rural roads.

One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash.

Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol-related crash.

Drunk driving costs every U.S. adult almost $500 per year.

Sources: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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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.

Watch our videos to see how this message has spread throughout the years. These videos may make you laugh, gasp or even cry. But at the end of the day, we hope they make you think about your safety and the safety of others around you.

Drunk driving kills. Always use a designated driver, whether you’re in the country or in town.

Out here, no one will ever know you've been driving drunk.

No one.

Just because you're out of town doesn't mean you're out of danger.

Don't go it alone. Always use a designated driver.

A sharp curve may not seem dangerous. But if you're driving drunk, it can send you into the ditch.

A cop might not get you out here.. but maybe you will want him to.

If you've been drinking, you can overcorrect on loose gravel and ruts.

With slower reaction times, a deer darting in front of your truck can spell tragedy.

Swerving over screws, branches, glass and debris could pop a tire.

Okay, you got us. South Dakota may not have zombies - yet. But you never know what could be lurking in the dark.

Out here, there's nothing to hit.

Sounds familiar, right? It’s late. You’re in the country, sticking to back roads and rural highways. There are no other people, no other cars – and no one to know you’ve been drinking.

But you’re never safe from an alcohol-related crash. Drunk driving is dangerous everywhere.

82% of all South Dakota fatalities happen on rural roads, and the state’s most common crash is a single vehicle rollover. And with no one around…there’s no one to help.

Just because you’re out of town, it doesn’t mean you’re out of danger. Wherever you are, don’t go it alone. Always use a designated driver. Because the middle of nowhere is nowhere to die.

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.

We promise not to spam your phone with frequent messages or content you didn’t sign up for – only sobriety checkpoint reminders for your county and information that can keep you safe.

And before we forget, here’s the legal stuff: standard text message rates and fees from your mobile carrier may apply.

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.

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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.

82% of South Dakota fatalities happen on rural roads.

One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash.

Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol-related crash.

Drunk driving costs every U.S. adult almost $500 per year.

Sources: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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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.

Watch our videos to see how this message has spread throughout the years. These videos may make you laugh, gasp or even cry. But at the end of the day, we hope they make you think about your safety and the safety of others around you.

Drunk driving kills. Always use a designated driver, whether you’re in the country or in town.