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Winter storms and impaired drivers jeopardize the holidays

It's no coincidence that the rate of drunk-driving deaths increases around major holidays. There are several factors behind this uptick.

-- The highways are clogged with families headed toward holiday destinations.

-- Many — if not most — celebrations include alcohol-infused libations.

-- Far too few partygoers insist upon designated drivers or arrange pick-ups with ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber.

When you add in the element of severe winter storms like New Jersey is now experiencing, you have a recipe for disaster.

To combat the potential for impaired drivers running amok on snow-clogged or icy highways, the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is in full swing for the final act of 2016.

With the assistance of a $5,000 grant, the Board of Commissioners for North Bergen is funding local efforts by law enforcement to use the campaign to deter intoxicated drivers over the holidays.

Commissioners accepted the grant at their meeting on Dec. 7.

Both state highway patrol officers and local law enforcement personnel will be out doing patrols. There is also a coordinated campaign to raise public awareness of the problem of impaired driving by utilizing social media and roadside signs.

Inevitably, however, some drunken drivers will ignore the warnings and get behind the wheel regardless of their level of impairment. Some of those will go on to ruin other lives by the accidents they cause that maim and kill those unlucky enough to cross their paths.

If you or a family member is struck and injured by an intoxicated driver over the holiday season, you may choose to pursue compensation through the New Jersey civil court system.

Source: Hudson Reporter, "Too much eggnog?," Samantha Meyers, Dec. 11, 2016

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