The Kansas Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up to put a stop to drinking and driving.

They're reaching out with victims, like Wanda Stewart, an El Dorado mother, whose infant son was killed as a result of drunk driving in 1981.

"I appreciate the opportunity to be able to share our loss of a precious little boy because of a person's decision to drink and drive," she said.

Stewart's son, Scott, was only three-months-old when he was taken from her. It was a hot, sunny day when she pulled 20 yards off a highway to feed her son.

Scott Stewart, seen here at three-months-old, was killed in a drunk driving crash in 1981.

"In an instant and without warning, a car struck mine, from behind, with full force," Stewart said.

A teenager was behind the wheel, driving under the influence. The force of the impact threw her son from her arms. That was the last time she held her son while he was alive.

"The impact on our families was devastating and indescribable pain. Dreams were destroyed that day," Stewart said.

Now, more than 30 years later, she still has her son's toys and she's still talking about what happened.

"I'm only one person, but do I think I can make a difference? Yes."

In 2012, 31 percent of the national traffic deaths were because people were driving under the influence.  From 2012 through this point of 2014, 64 people died in traffic accidents in Wichita. Of those deaths 14 were at the hands of an impaired driver.

That is is why Stewart, KDOT and other law enforcement agencies across Kansas are teaming up.

Between August 15 and September 1, police will be out in force, making their presence known, working overtime and using check points to make sure drivers are sober. It's part of their "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" campaign.

"We're about making arrests and being visible to reduce drunk driving," said Lt. James Espinoza, Wichita PD.

"Each choice has a consequence. Make a smart choice, because if you drink and drive, you lose," Stewart said.

This annual campaign aims to remind everyone to not drink and drive. If you do drink, have a designated driver.

As always, if you suspect someone is driving under the influence report it to police.