Tonight, by all means, party hearty.  But please, don't mix the alcohol with driving.


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It's not unusual for me to spot a drunk driver any time of the year during the wee hours while I'm on the way to New Jersey 101.5.  New Year's morning I'll bet "the farm" that there will be plenty of drunk drivers behind the wheel.

When I spot an impaired motorist, it really ticks me off.  I take it personally.  When I see a vehicle weaving all over the road it's a direct threat to my life.

Automotive News reports U.S. traffic fatalities have increased by nine percent during the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period last year.

The National Highway Safety Administration says the most consistent factor in holiday fatalities is alcohol.  On New Year's alcohol is a contributor in over fifty percent of fatal traffic accidents.

So please, don't put your life and other people at risk.

The police, thank goodness, will be out in full force tonight.  At the very least, I don't think anyone wants to begin the new year in handcuffs.

Enjoy the celebration, and please, keep common sense in mind.