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Police warn of holiday pitfalls
"The holidays can be a difficult time for a lot of people," said Lt. Denis Linehan of the Nashua Police Department.
Local police have dealt with domestic violence incidents on Christmas Day in years past, and Linehan said a lot of the problems begin with alcohol.
"Saving lives on New Hampshire roadways is a top priority, and we need everyone's help to do it," said Col. Robert Quinn of the New Hampshire State Police. "Making the choice to drive a vehicle after you've been drinking is not worth the risk of killing yourself or someone else."
State police, along with the New Hampshire Driving Toward Zero Coalition, are hoping to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities on local roadways this holiday season and year round.
And then there's always the winter weather.
"We are now experiencing winter driving conditions across New Hampshire, and that can limit visibility and require slower speeds," Chris Clement, New Hampshire Department of Transportation Commissioner, said in a statement. "It is extremely important to be alert and aware when driving in winter conditions. Drivers should plan ahead, give themselves extra time to reach their destination safely and allow additional room between their vehicles and others."
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