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December 17, 2013
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Taxi program offered for New Year’s Eve

During the holiday season, and year-round, it is important that we celebrate safely by not driving under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs.

The consequences of driving under the influence are familiar to all. Yet an often-overlooked and ever-growing issue, especially in teens and young adults, is the issue of drugged driving.

Drugs, even those prescribed by a physician, can impair perception, judgment, motor skills and memory.

Community Recovery Resources is teaming up with the owners of Gold Country Cab & Courier for the third year for Safe Taxi on New Year’s Eve, offering sober cab rides.

In 2011 and 2012, more than 100 local residents received free rides home to ensure a safe transport from their New Year’s celebrations. This year, CoRR hopes to see even more community members celebrating responsibly and not drinking and driving.

If you need a safe ride home on New Year’s Eve, call 530-274-TAXI or 530-274-8294.

New and young drivers are the most at risk for accidents on the roads and are at risk for the most harmful effects of drug use. As teens take to the roads, parents can take action by talking about the dangers of drunk, drugged and distracted driving, helping them to make healthy choices.

“Some local data is encouraging with the number of local CHP arrests for DUI-related crimes trending downward from 2012 to present,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Greg Tassone,

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