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WisDOT Radio Newsline

October 31, 2014

Wisconsin voters will have plenty on their minds as they head to the polls Tuesday. But that’s no excuse to drive distracted. The end of Daylight Saving Time this weekend means it will be getting darker sooner. With a surge of voters expected to head to the polls Tuesday, drivers and pedestrians will need to stay focused, especially if you’re out after sunset. Audio

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A drunken driving arrest or crash might be the ultimate horror story this Halloween. With Halloween falling on a Friday, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will be keeping a sharp eye out for impaired drivers throughout the weekend. Adults attending Halloween parties are being asked to celebrate responsibly especially if alcohol is involved. That means planning ahead, arranging for a sober designated driver, and for party hosts to prevent friends from getting behind the wheel impaired. In 2008, the last year Halloween fell on a Friday, five people lost their lives in Wisconsin traffic crashes.

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Fall is a time many people look to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle, and dealers promote end-of-model-year sales. Wisconsin DMV officials encourage consumers to do their homework before shopping. Develop a realistic plan regarding the type of vehicle you need, the amount you’re willing to spend and stick to your plan. Be wary of prize promotions or high-pressure sales tactics. Get pre-approved for a vehicle loan through your financial institution and compare that to dealership financing. Some consumers mistakenly believe they have a “three-day right to cancel” a vehicle purchase. When you go to a dealership and sign on the line, there’s no turning back. You own the vehicle. Audio

For more information, contact:

Rob Miller, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-2405, robert.miller@dot.wi.gov


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