This is the season of giving, so give yourself and all your neighbors the gift of safer roads by driving sober over the holidays.
"In an effort to get drunk and drugged drivers off Florida roads, FHP troopers will aggressively enforce impaired driving laws to ensure motorists and their families arrive to their destinations safely", said FHP Director Col. Gene S. Spaulding in a statement. Over the past five years, an average of 300 people died in drunk-driving crashes during the Christmas through New Year's holiday period.
The New York State Police will take part in a national campaign to crack down on impaired driving over the holiday season, the governor's office said Friday.
In addition to the increase in impaired driving enforcement, officers will be on the lookout for drivers who speed, talk or text on cellphones and run red traffic signals.
Ryanair pilots suspend strike as airline offers union recognition
It is conditional on unions in the six countries setting up special committees to deal with issues related to the airline. A spokesman for Ryanair said on Saturday morning there was no update on this position.
ANC calls urgent NEC meeting on three critical court judgments
Mantashe addressed the media after an urgent special national executive committee (NEC) meeting took place at 8am on Saturday. The affected branches were in the Madibeng, 24 branches, Rustenburg seven branches and eight branches in Moses Kotane.
EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
This has been stated by EU President Donald Tusk in his tweet message after leaders discussed the issue at a summit in Brussels. Thursday's extension had been widely expected.
Driving while impaired can lead to an arrest and jail time, loss of a driver's license, higher insurance rates, and unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, auto towing, vehicle repairs, and lost wages due to time off from work.
Preliminary figures indicate that, as of December 15, 2017, 921 people have been killed in traffic crashes this year, compared to 975 killed during the same time period last year. Of these 20 traffic fatalities 9 of them (45%) involved a driver with a blood alcohol level of.080% or higher. "Choosing to drink and drive is a selfish choice that often results in harsh consequences". Be honest with yourself about how you celebrate, and make a plan to get home without getting behind the wheel. Call a taxi, Uber or Lyft; phone a sober friend or family member; or use the public bus system. Seat belt violations also will be enforced.
Download NHTSA's SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices and Apple's i Tunes Store for iOS devices. These items are your best defense against an impaired driver.