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Holiday safety tips for motorists

Published 2:42pm Thursday, December 20, 2012

Davis said to remember to use seat belts while in the car and avoid drinking alcohol and driving a vehicle.

“Just remember to be safe when getting in a car over the holidays,” Davis said. “There will be a lot of people traveling and it is best to take proper precautions.”

Stilwell said the Clanton Police Department doesn’t necessarily see an increase in traffic accidents but the instance of domestic violence calls increases over the holidays.

“I think it has something to do with family members that haven’t seen each other in a while being in close proximity with one another and sometimes that causes friction,” Stilwell said.

Stilwell said the CPD will have extra police officers working to respond to the calls received over the holidays.

“Just remember to be careful, and if you are going to drink alcohol, do not get behind the wheel of a car,” Stilwell said. “We hope to not see an increase in accidents this year and just urge everyone to be safe and have a good holiday.”

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