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Lights on for Life Motorcade

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Rochester: Lights on for Life Motorcade
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December is National drunk and drugged driving prevention month and members of the Rochester community held a motorcade to raise awareness about the issue.

Saturday, Police cars, fire trucks and the general public drove through the city streets in the "Lights on for Life Motorcade."

It's part of an effort to raise awareness about the severity of drinking and driving.

"Injuries and fatalities are down in Monroe County," said Monroe County Stop DWI Coordinator Peggy Duffy. "Over the years we have progressively seen a decrease in them. But again for injuries, it's about 250 people, which that's way too many still and we had 15 fatalities in 2012. That's still too many. One is too many in my book. Be safe, be sober behind the wheel."

The Monroe County STOP DWI Program has the highest conviction rate among New York State’s large counties.

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