LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police have kicked off a public awareness campaign ahead of the New Year's holiday to encourage safe, sober driving.
The "365 Days of Safety" campaign to make the state's roadways safer is a joint effort by law enforcement, federal and state transportation officials and community partners including Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Police Chief Col. Steven O'Donnell announced the campaign Thursday morning at the Lincoln campus of the Community College of Rhode Island. He asked for the public's help in promoting safe driving.
Authorities say 61 people have been killed in motor vehicle accidents in Rhode Island so far this year.