It was during the New York State STOP-DWI campaign, which indicates ‘drive sober or get pulled over’
The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) announced this week that law enforcement agencies statewide issued 2,823 tickets for driving while intoxicated during the STOP-DWI “Drive Sober” campaign. or Get Pulled Over,” which ran from August 19 to September 5. During that time, officers also issued 100,904 citations for other vehicle and traffic law violations, such as speeding and distracted driving.
“There is no excuse to drive under the influence of alcohol. It is 100 percent preventable,” said Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner and GTSC Chairman Mark J.F. Schroeder.
“Through education and enforcement, we will continue our work to reduce drunk driving. I applaud our law enforcement officials for their commitment and hard work to get dangerous drivers off our roadways,” Schroeder said.
Last year, there was an increase in drunk driving accidents. According to data from the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany, crashes involving driving under the influence increased 11 percent between 2020 and 2021, police in New York reported.
An important component of New York’s efforts to combat drunk driving is the STOP-DWI Special Traffic Options Program, the nation’s first self-sustaining drunk driving program. The program is funded by fines paid by convicted impaired drivers. Program coordinators come from diverse professional backgrounds, both within and outside of law enforcement.
The STOP-DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, supported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), occurs several times throughout the year to reduce alcohol-related traffic accidents and other drugs.
During this campaign the following fines were issued
|Violation Type||Number of Fines|
|move above the law||685|
Posted on September 16, 2022