The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Madison County participating in STOP-DWI Campaign through the end of summer
WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. >> Through the end of summer until the end of Labor Day, Madison County police agencies will participate daily in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving, said Madison County STOP-DWI Coordinator Matthew White.
The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign will start on August 20, 2021, and will end on September 6, 2021. Labor Day / End of Summer is one of the busiest travel times of the year and marks the official end of summer. New York State Police, county sheriffs, municipal law enforcement agencies, and local STOP-DWI Programs will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths.
To prevent impaired driving-related injury or even death, having a plan before drinking can make all the difference.
This STOP-DWI Campaign is one of many statewide initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign also targets Memorial Day, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving, holiday season, Super Bowl weekend, and St. Patrick’s Day.
Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.
To prevent impaired driving-related injury or even death, having a plan before drinking can make all the difference. The “Have a Plan” mobile app, available for Apple and Android smartphones, can help users find a safe ride home, report a suspected DWI, and learn about alcohol consumption.
Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning.