New Year's Safety

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We're just a few days away from the new year, and troopers want to be sure it starts off safely.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol applied for a federal overtime grant in order to have more officers out on the roads.

Troopers say the number of auto accidents does go up the night of New Year's Eve.

They say they do encourage celebration, but the main thing to remember is to stay safe.

"One, when you get in a car, wear your seat belt. Two, don't be the drinking driver. Don't be the cause of you injuring yourself or certainly you injuring someone else, because that's a hard message to take to a family, especially during a holiday," Lt. Mary Pfeifer, Post Commander, said.

Pfeifer also says if you do plan on drinking, to designate a driver ahead of time.

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