The Washington State Patrol is asking motorists to plan ahead for safe travels this New Year’s weekend.
Trooper Troy Briggs tells us, the State Patrol is seeking the public’s help and cooperation in making this weekend safe for all who will be upon our local roadways. “If you plan on drinking, have a plan in place to get home safely, don’t drink and drive. Troopers will be aggressively locating, arresting and removing impaired drivers from the roadways, so please don’t risk it.”
Here a few New Year’s celebration tips if you plan on drinking.
• Utilize a designated sober driver.
• Choose a location to drink where you can stay the night.
• Phone a sober friend or family member.
• Call a taxi.
The State Patrol said their goal is to prevent serious injury and fatality collisions. “We will continue to be proactive in our efforts to keep these tragedies from occurring but we can’t do it alone. If you encounter a dangerous driver please call 911 as soon as it is safe to do so. When you call, be prepared to provide the location and direction of travel, description and license of the vehicle and the driving behavior that brought your attention to the vehicle. Together with your help, we can all have a safe and enjoyable start to 2012.”