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Troopers Preparing for Anti-DUI Campaign for Upcoming Holidays


December 14, 2011
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) - According to the Alaska Department of Public Safety, the Alaska State Troopers will be out conducting extra traffic enforcement efforts to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they celebrate the upcoming holidays and ring in the new year. Local law enforcement agencies across the state will also participate in the enhanced enforcement efforts from Dec. 16 to Jan 2.

As revelers hit the roads, the ramped up enforcement conducted by the Alaska State Troopers will mostly be focused on DUI enforcement for both alcohol and drugs.

Regardless of what your ultimate plans are for the holidays, 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, plan to either stay the night or to have a sober driver in charge of operating your vehicle. Always have a plan to celebrate safely and responsibly. And as always, please wear a seat belt because it could save your life.

Troopers also encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9-1-1.

Funding for the focused enforcement was provided in part by grant sources distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.



Source of News: 

Alaska Department of Public Safety


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