Impaired driving crackdown runs Aug. 14 through Sept. 2, 2019

Madison County to participate in statewide Labor Day STOP-DWI enforcement effort

Madison County STOP-DWI Coordinator Matthew White announced that Madison County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

Law enforcement officers across New York state will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown runs Aug. 14 through Sept. 2, 2019.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.  State police, county sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol- and drug-related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

Have a sober plan. Download the Have a Plan app at stopdwi.org/mobileapp and find a safe ride home. Impaired driving is preventable through planning.

The STOP-DWI Labor Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

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