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Gaithersburg Police Encourage Safe Driving During Holiday Season

"Safety is our number one priority,” said Chief of Police Mark P. Sroka.

The Gaithersburg Police Department has a simple message for travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday: Drive safe.

“Officers will be out in force over the holiday weekend focusing on speed enforcement, seatbelt compliance, aggressive and impaired drivers," Gaithersburg Chief of Police Mark P. Sroka said. "Your safety is our number one priority."

Gaithersburg police are encouraging drivers to plan ahead and be patient while traveling, not to text or make any hand held phone calls, and use a designated driver or public transportation if you find youself to be impaired.

"If you see a driver you think may be impaired or is driving their vehicle in an unsafe manner, keep a safe distance and call the non-emergency number at 301-279-8000," police said. "Be descriptive of the vehicle and, if possible, provide a tag number."

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