POLICE URGE SAFE DRIVING

by Christian Mower on December 31, 2013

VARIOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES ARE PLANNED TUESDAY NIGHT AROUND CARROLL COUNTY AND WESTERN MAINE.

THE CONWAY RECREATION DEPT. SAYS THE ICE SKATING RINK IN NORTH CONWAY’S SCHOULER PARK WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. TUESDAY, WITH THE FIREWORKS SHOW TO FOLLOW AT THE PARK AT 9:30 P.M.

CONWAY POLICE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE – AS WELL AS THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DRIVING TOWARD ZERO DEATHS COALITION“ – URGE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND PLAN AHEAD WHEN CELEBRATING.

STATE POLICE SAY 132 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN CRASHES ON NEW HAMPSHIRE ROADS IN 2013 – AND WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN LIMIT VISIBILITY AND REQUIRE LOWER SPEEDS.

POLICE OFFER THESE SUGGESTIONS FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY:

1. CHOOSE A SOBER DRIVER AS A DESIGNATED DRIVER
2. PLAN A SAFE WAY HOME BEFORE THE FESTIVITIES
3. CALL A CAB OR A SOBER FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND OR USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IF YOU ARE IMPAIRED
4. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS ABOUT TO DRIVE WHILE IMPAIRED, TAKE THEIR KEYS AND HELP MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET THEM HOME SAFELY
5. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DRIVING ERRATICALLY AND SUSPECT THE DRIVER IS IMPAIRED, CALL 911 AND REPORT IT

THE GOAL OF NHDTZ – A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP INSPIRED BY THE STATE’S STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN – IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES AND FATALITIES FROM CRASHES ON NEW HAMPSHIRE ROADS TO ZERO.

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