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Commission seeks zero holiday deaths


The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) says it hopes 2013 will be different than the last five holiday seasons. From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

DUI is still the leading cause of traffic death, however WTSC says it doesn’t have to be that way and that is why between Nov. 27 and Jan. 1, extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence on Washington roadways.

The commission recently asked people what the goal should be for the number of traffic deaths in Washington. Everyone indicated they would like to see fewer people killed. But when asked what the goal should be for their fa...

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