The temporary measure to install roadblocks to check for DUIs during daylight hours – implemented over the last Christmas season – will become permanent.
The Salvando Vidas program will be extended to include four “unannounced testing locations” during the day. This will be in addition to the six or seven nightly locations set up by the (mainly) female officers, seven days a week.
Government officials say extending the program to daylight hours is not a waste of time or money. Driving inebriated during the day is not uncommon, they say.
The Transportation Secretary reported this week that around 100 people were killed on Jalisco roads during 2018 as a consequence of drunk drivers. The figure has decreased by 89.5 percent since the introduction of the Salvando Vidas program in 2013, they say.