Thursday, July 1, 2010

Safe Driving

I just received a news release from the Washington State Patrol:

Target Zero Team Member Makes DUI Arrest Upon Leaving Kick Off Event

The King, Snohomish, and Pierce County Target Zero Teams (TZT) held their kick-off event at Boeing Field this morning. King County Target Zero Team member, Trooper Dan McDonald had just departed the event when he came upon an impaired driver travelling 84 MPH on Interstate 5 in Tukwila.

I'm sure this will be on the evening news tonight, as this driver was not only impaired, but was endangering everyone else that was on the road, near him.

Drunk driving is not a joke, and law enforcement in our state is taking major and effective steps this summer to apprehend the small number of drivers who think they're a special case, and are able to drive even after drinking. The simple truth is, even one drink will affect your abilities to react in an emergency situation, and at least will seriously slow your reaction time.

Don't become a statistic; call a cab, or have someone in your group be the designated driver. None of us want to see you on the evening news . . . in handcuffs.

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