In recognition of the month, law enforcement officers across the state are participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign—to stop drunk driving and save lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk-driving accidents claim more than 10,000 lives in our country every year.
The period between Christmas and New Year’s is a particularly dangerous time on the roadways. During the month of December 2016, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving crashes.
New Year’s is a joyous occasion. A time to reflect with family and friends and look forward to new beginnings. If your celebration plans include alcohol, designate a driver, call a cab or use a ride sharing service. There are more safe travel options today than ever before—and there are no excuses for impaired driving.
My hope for the new year is that you greet 2018, happy, healthy and alive.
Happy New Year!
From the time of the tobacco settlement in 1997 through 2015, RJR paid the state tens of millions of dollars annually for these cigarette brands in compliance with the historic settlement. After the June 2015 sale, RJR stopped making payments on these brands, costing the state an estimated $30 million a year in perpetuity.
“Today’s ruling will ensure Florida’s landmark tobacco settlement is honored and our state receives the money it is owed,” said Attorney General Bondi. “My office is committed to pursuing all appropriate remedies when companies try to evade their monetary obligations to the State of Florida.” More.