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New Years: Deadliest Day on the Roads

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email

If alcohol is part of your New Year's Eve celebration, we encourage you to choose a designated driver or call a cab. New Year's consistently ranks as the deadliest day of the year for alcohol related crashes.

Brenda Smith, AAA Consultant, "we encourage before you ever leave your home you have a designated driver...designated driver means someone who is not going to drink alcohol. "

The New Years holiday consistenly ranks as the number one deadliest day to drive; all of the crashes are alcohol-related fatalities.

The alarming statistics show last New Years Eve in Florida 122 people were killed due to alcohol-related crashes. 66 of those people had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

Bill Dawkins, Leon County Sheriff's Office, stated, "its a holiday like any other holiday with drinking and driving probably more people are out in this holiday than the others make plans ahead."

And AAA gives drivers a few guidelines to follow.

Brenda Smith, AAA Consultant, "we ask that you pull off to a safe location, you make that call to 911because it can save your life as well as that persons live and the lives of others."

Triple AAA has a Tow-to-go program available today. It runs through midnight tomorrow:
(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

Yellow Cab:
850-999-9999, 3941 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL

American Transporation:
(850) 228-9669, 1134 Kissimmee St, Tallahassee, FL 32310


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