Some Travel Tips and Reminders this Labor Day Weekend
You’ve probably seen the TV ads and the roadside message boards. Police will step up DUI enforcement this weekend. So tip number one: drive sober or get pulled over.
- Major DUI enforcement ongoing this weekend
- Traffic camera robotickets spawn a copycat scam
- Keep your travel as safe, efficient and inexpensive as possible
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Stay Sober, Safe and Sane on the Roads and in the Air
Some people will be charged with DUI this weekend. There will be some accidents and some fatalities. It’s not just DUI enforcement that’s getting amped. It’s prosecutions too. In California, a driver whom a jury convicted of vehicular homicide is being retried on murder charges the jury could not reach a verdict on. That’s taking things seriously.
California’s DUI laws are typical of those in states nationwide. California’s DUI process shows what you might expect to happen if you’re stopped by police. Even sober drivers should be aware of what happens and how to behave at a police stop or accident investigation.
Other drivers will be cited for lesser offenses. Some will be snared by traffic cameras. Remember, traffic cameras aren’t foolproof. You can contest these robotickets if you were mistakenly cited. Oh, and don’t fall prey to the latest trendy scam: some drivers have been duped by bogus email traffic citations.
Thankfully, most drivers and travelers will get through the weekend unscathed. But travel can frazzle the nerves and fray the wallet. So:
- Follow these safety and savings tips for summer travel (they’re good year-round too)
- Read these special tips for road warriors and infrequent fliers
- Remember, international travel can be tricky with technology
- Take care if flying with pets
- And always, don’t text or talk when driving, and curb your enthusiasm for these other distracting behaviors
Have a safe and happy weekend.
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