NovoaGlobal Systems Are Enforcing Out There!

Historically, about one-third of all crashes on May 5 involve a drunk driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2019, 47 people died in drunk driving crashes during Cinco de Mayo, accounting for 38% of all traffic deaths, according to NHTSA.

Drunk driving is the leading killer on America’s roads, claiming the lives of 10,142 people in 2019, the most recent data available from NHTSA. In addition, the increasing threat of drivers combining both marijuana and alcohol leads to greater impairment and a greater risk of getting into a crash.

NovoaGlobal Protects Families

NovoaGlobal Systems are Enforcing Red Light RunningSpeeding, Stops Signs and Railroad Crossings on Cinco de Mayo and 24/7.  Traffic Enforcement is time-consuming and dangerous for law enforcement officers. The solution is NovoaGlobal’s photo enforcement, a solution that captures violations with state-of-the-art digital camera technology. Our systems change driver behavior and protect families during celebrations like Cinco de Mayo and every day. 

Cinco de Mayo Safety Tips:

1. Obey the Law

If you’re under 21, don’t drink. Stay home and have some good clean fun with family and friends. Enjoy some Mexican food and virgin margaritas, listen to music and play games.

If you’re over 21 and plan to drink for Cinco de Mayo, read on.

2. Plan Ahead

If you know you are going to be out drinking tonight, have a plan of action for getting home: make sure your phone has the numbers programmed for a taxi cab, Lyft, or Uber; or find a trusted friend to be your designated driver.

3. Protect your Friends

Do not, under any circumstances, let your friends drive drunk. Take their keys and do not return them. Call a cab, Lyft, or Uber and make sure your friends get home safely.

You’ll never regret being the responsible one and looking out for your friends, but you might regret not doing so.

4. Report other Drunk Drivers

How to spot a drunk driver:

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) provided this list of signs to look out for that may indicate someone is driving drunk:

  • Quick acceleration or deceleration
  • Tailgating
  • Weaving or zig-zagging across the road
  • Driving anywhere other than on a road designated for vehicles
  • Almost striking an object, curb, or vehicle
  • Stopping without cause or erratic braking
  • Drifting in and out of traffic lanes
  • Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions
  • Slow response to traffic signals (e.g. sudden stop or delayed start)
  • Straddling the center lane marker
  • Driving with headlights off at night
  • Swerving
  • Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit
  • Turning abruptly or illegally
  • Driving into opposing traffic on the wrong side of the road


What to do if you see someone you suspect may be driving drunk:

1. Stay as far away from the other vehicle as possible.

2. Do not try to pass the vehicle or signal the driver to pull over. Doing so could result in a collision.

3. Take notice of the license plate number along with details of the vehicle including make, model and color. However, make sure you don’t compromise your own safety trying to obtain this information.

4. Finally, pull over and call 911. Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road or cross streets and the direction the vehicle is traveling. Give a complete description of the vehicle and the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.


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Interested in using automated enforcement in your community to protect families? Contact Us: 888-666-4218, Ext. 6 for East Coast and Ext. 7 for West Coast.  We can also be reached at [email protected]