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Renewing a push for careful driving this holiday season

By on December 7th, 2011

To mark the 5th anniversary of Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Campaign to “Eliminate Drunk Driving”, the organization is reminding everyone to be vigilant while on the roads. Northeast Florida Prevention Program Specialist Will Hobson says the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be especially deadly on the road.

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Many local law enforcement agencies have already stepped up enforcement, but Hobson says MADD thinks more can be done to crackdown. He says the main goal MADD is hoping to achieve is requiring anyone convicted of a DUI to install an interlock ignition device in their car.

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He says Florida is on the right track in driving down drunk driving fatalities, but there is still a long road ahead.

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The holidays can be one of the deadliest times for drivers traveling. The Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Campaign is continuing to work on eliminating drunk driving. WUFT FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke to Northeast Florida Prevention Program Specialist Will Hobson who says many local law enforcement agencies have already increased patroling but more can be done to decrease DUIs.

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