Police urge holiday travelers to drive sober

Posted: December 17, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

Law enforcement officers are stepping up patrols this holiday season to arrest anyone suspected of driving while impaired.

Police tips

Police recommend people follow these tips for safe travels:

• Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.

• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave car keys at home.

• If impaired, use a taxi or transportation network company or call a sober friend or family member.

• If you see a drunken driver on the road, do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement agency.

• If someone is about to drive while impaired, take that person’s keys and help make other arrangements to get him or her home safely.

• Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices. SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend and identifies the user’s location.

• Always wear your seat belt or use protective equipment while on a motorcycle.

Source: Staff report

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