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Troopers Preparing for Anti-DUI Campaign
for Thanksgiving Holiday


November 20, 2012
Tuesday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - According to the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers will be out conducting extra traffic enforcement efforts to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.

While patrols will be somewhat focused on DUI enforcement, troopers will also be watching for speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and people not wearing their seatbelts. The intention of the focused enforcement is to bring the number of major-injury or fatal collisions on Alaska's roads down to zero.

Regardless of what your ultimate plans are for Thanksgiving, Alaska State Troopers encourage you to always practice safe driving behaviors on the roads while traveling to and from your destination. If you consume drugs or alcohol while visiting friends or family, plan to either stay the night or have a sober driver operate your vehicle. Always have a plan to celebrate safely and responsibly.

The Troopers ask you to do the math. Cabs are about $2.50 per mile. The average cost of a first-time DUI is around $25,000 and you lose your license for 3 months.

Troopers again are encouraging everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI Report) by calling 9-1-1.



Source of News: 

Alaska Department of Public Safety


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