NHTSA advises drivers to use caution during holidays

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding residents to drive safely during the holidays.

The NHTSA says about 300 people have died from drunken driving crashes between Christmas and New Year's in the last five years. 

As part of its Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign, it released a video ad called "No Big Deal," which shows the destruction caused by a drunken driver.

The average drunken driving arrest can result in a $10,000 expense that includes attorney fees, fines, court costs and other expenses.

Statistics show that about one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunken driving are repeat offenders.

The NHTSA advises drivers to use its Safer Ride app or call a taxi or Uber to pick them up if they have been drinking.

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