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At Issue: Holiday Road Safety

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WILLISTON, Vt. -

It has been a deadly year on Vermont roads.

66 people have died so far, and Friday, state police launched their "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

That means more police patrols out looking for drunk drivers during the holidays. They're asking drivers to have a plan ahead of time if they go out drinking, and to make sure everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt. They're also reminding people to slow down in bad weather.

"It's a tough time of year to have a fatality because it does have a ripple effect where it affects the family for years and years to come," says Sgt. Garry Scott with the Vermont State Police. "And it kind-of ruins the holidays that way."

The extra patrols involved in that campaign will be around through New Year's.

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