Police crack down on holiday drunk drivers

Police crack down on holiday drunk drivers
Local News

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Telling motorists politely to buckle up and drive sober works, but cracking their knuckles with a traffic ticket works better. Also, traffic tickets work three times better on women than men. “Overall, the findings suggest that as unpopular as traffic tickets are among drivers, motorist behavior does respond to tickets,” said Dara Lee Luca, the Harvard Kennedy School researcher who did the study. While road deaths peaked in the 1970s, fatalities actually rose between 2011 and 2012, even though vehicle-miles fell for the ninth straight year. That sparked things like Click It or Ticket laws, and crackdowns …

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