Driving tips for a safe and happy new year in Brooklyn

During what can be a dangerous holiday instead of a happy holiday, the NYPD and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are offering tips to Brooklyn

BENSONHURST - During what can be a dangerous holiday instead of a happy holiday, the NYPD and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are offering tips to Brooklyn residents for a safe beginning to the new year.The NYPD and MADD are working together to set up checkpoints in and around Brooklyn on New Year?s Eve. NYPD officials say they arrested close to 10,000 people citywide for driving while intoxicated in 2006. They also say unfortunately, the time from Thanksgiving to New Year's is the most dangerous. They hope these checkpoints will catch drunk drivers before they have a chance to hurt themselves or others.Experts say people should keep cell phones handy when driving New Year?s Eve. They also encourage drivers to call the police if they see a car driving erratically. They say one call could save many lives.

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