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Police Ready to Issue Holiday Traffic Tickets

November 19, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Police pledge strict enforcement of safety laws this holiday week as more Americans take to the road for their Thanksgiving travels.

The American Automobile Assn. predicts that 30 million Thanksgiving travelers--a record 87% of those going on a trip of 50 miles or more--will choose to drive because of fears of flying after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The survey was taken before last week's crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in New York, so even more people may consider driving.

For five years, police and safety groups have combined forces for a high-profile enforcement of restraint and drunken driving laws in an attempt to reduce crashes during Thanksgiving week.

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