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(Studio) Incr. in traffic fatalities this year and reasons noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Anti-drunk driving campaigns during year noted. Public service ads shown. Deaths of 2 sons of Downing family, of Arlington, Texas, cited as result of 2 separate accidents involving drunk drivers. [MAN - comments.] Details given with regard to efforts to crack down on drunk drivers. Films of various methods shown. Actions in New York and New Jersey stated. [POLICEMAN - comments.] Recent federal court ruling with regard to murder convictions in flagrant drunk driving cases noted. President Reagan's involvement, with regard to raising drinking age, cited. [REAGAN - will support legislature to withhold highway funds from states without 21-yr.-old drinking age.] Other efforts in Massachusetts and New York City noted. [2nd MAN - comments.] Students Against Driving Drunk and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers mentioned. [STUDENT - comments.] [WOMAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner
- Rather, Dan;
- Wagner, Richard
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