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Keep Holiday Driving Jolly

December 18th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety says dangerous behaviors behind the wheel can make for a less than jolly holiday season.  Although drunk driving is a problem every day, it is more prevalent during the holidays. During Christmas and New Year periods in 2020, there were 209 drunk-driving related deaths.  Last December, there were 51 traffic fatalities on Maryland roadways – seventeen of those involved aggressive driving or speeding. According to new reports, fewer drivers perceive speeding as dangerous and 15% of drivers admitted to engaging in distracted driving behaviors such as texting.