Two reasons not to drink and drive

by | December 31, 2015 5:00 pm

Last Updated: December 31, 2015 at 3:24 pm

by SFC DALE WATSON, Post 19 Swainsboro
   The New Year’s holiday period is also a time when impaired drivers fail to heed the warnings to choose a designated driver. Enjoy the holiday period, but also know that if you are driving under the influence, you will go to jail and your vehicle will be impounded on the spot.
   We know from past experience that speed, alcohol and failing to use seat belts are primary contributing factors in fatal crashes. By conducting concentrated patrols or holding road checks across the state, troopers, deputies and officers can intercept violators before they are involved in a serious traffic crash.
   Law enforcement officers across the United States are concentrating on seat belt and child restraint violations throughout the holiday period in an effort to save lives. Seat  belts save lives and keep you from being thrown from the vehicle in a crash. Please take the time to put on your seat belt and be sure that children are properly restrained as well. Please, enjoy the new year and stay safe!


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