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Drive sober or get pulled over

Posted: Friday, Dec 28th, 2012

ies in Oregon and throughout the country won’t be turning their back on impaired and other dangerous drivers during the New Year’s Holiday, which started officially at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, and runs through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Continuing stepped up enforcement efforts that are part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, and ODOT offer these important safety tips:

• If you are planning to drink, plan ahead. Designate a sober driver or arrange for a taxi to pick you up at a set time.

• If you are hosting a party, offer plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and help your guests be responsible. Don’t let someone who has been drinking get behind the wheel.

• Volunteer to be a designated driver.

• Walking or bicycling after dark? Wear bright clothes to help you stand out, and always look both ways before crossing, even at an intersection.

For the complete article see the 12-29-2012 issue.

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