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Authorities to increase their numbers during holiday season

During the final weeks of 2018, Florida authorities will be taking part in a national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. In addition to officers on the road, helicopters will be used in an effort to detect signs of impaired driving. The goal is to make motorists think twice about getting behind the wheel if they are not safe to drive. Furthermore, the increased police presence aims to help those on the road who need assistance for any reason.

Authorities are encouraging those who are too impaired to drive to use public transportation or a ridesharing service to get home safely. Individuals are also encouraged to get a designated driver before going to a holiday event. Anyone who is planning on driving should be sure to get plenty of rest before doing so. In some cases, driving while tired can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Other safe driving tips include staying focused on the road at all times. This means that drivers should keep their eyes on the road and ignore distractions such as smartphones or talking with passengers. Obeying the rules of the road is another effective way to get home safely. Ideally, drivers will wear their seat belts and drive at or under posted speed limits.

If a person is charged with drunk or impaired driving, a DUI defense attorney may be able to provide assistance. Legal counsel could challenge the results of any test used to justify charging a driver. It might also be possible to question the traffic stop's justification.

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