Florida Traffic Deaths Increase Over the Holidays
The Palm Beach Post-January 6, 2012-Associated Press-According to the article figures show that 111 people died on Floridas roads during an 18-day holiday period through January 2. That is almost double the amount of deaths recorded from just a year ago. Florida Highway Patrol do not have an explanation for the increase yet. Law enforcement increased their traffic enforcement in Florida and across the nation during the holiday seasons both years. According to the article Florida State Troopers arrested 505 drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the most recent campaign "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." This figures compares to 407 a year ago. Although, traffic citations dropped from 40,000 to 35,000.
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