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Anti-drunk-driving campaigns begin tonight

Original post made on Dec 14, 2007

Holiday season anti-drunk-driving campaigns begin tonight in both Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, involving police agencies throughout both counties.



Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 14, 2007, 11:36 AM

Comments

Posted by june, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 14, 2007 at 12:04 pm



Good,

Bye the way does anyone know is the status of Beau Robertsons case?

He is the Palo Alto resident charged with DUI homicide of two Palo Alto girls in Santa Babara in October I believe.

Full publicity of that case will really deter DUI.

I believe the penalty for DUI homicide is now be up to life sentence in state prison in California




Posted by Joanna, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Dec 14, 2007 at 12:22 pm

I welcome this and would like to encourage the police force that this proactive action against DUI offenders should be done ALL year long WITHOUT announcement.

Good start though. Keep it up!


Posted by deb, a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 14, 2007 at 3:05 pm



I remember that DUI double homicide in October see Web Link

I would appreciate an update from the Weekly Editors on the status of that tragic case. I believe the mother of one of the victims works for the PAPD.

I think if we can keep the memory of those to young women in peoples minds we can deter more DUI deaths.



Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 14, 2007 at 5:11 pm

I hope they use less effort on ineffective road blocks and more on observing moving traffic.


Posted by Slow-Down-And-Drive-Safely, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 14, 2007 at 6:53 pm

The following is the percentage of fatal accidents by month for the state of California for the year 2005 (from the SWITRS web site):

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July 10.2%
October 9.7%
August 9.4%
November 9.3%
December 8.8%
May 8.3%
September 8.1%
June 8.0%
April 7.6%
March 7.1%
January 7.1%
February 6.5%
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December is not the month for the highest number of fatal accidents in California.

Review of the SWITRS data for Palo Alto does reveal that traffic accidents rise precipitously starting on Black Friday and ending just after the 1st of January, however. With all of increased car trips going on for Christmas, and the occasional rain, this increase is understandable.



Posted by Peter, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Dec 14, 2007 at 11:32 pm

yeah, who needs that 4th amendment, anyways.