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Oswego County To Participate In Statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Oswego County Stop-DWI Coordinator Robert Lighthall announced that Oswego County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on January 31 and will end on February 2.

Impaired Driving Crackdown runs January 31 – February 2

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched sporting event and Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Plan! Download our new mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp

So root for your favorite team; enjoy your friends and family and remember “DON’T DRIVE, GET A RIDE!

“The Have A Plan mobile app will assist you in locating a ride by providing a list of cab companies in the area.” Lighthall said. “The app also has a motor skills test, information on drunk driving penalties and links to recent news articles related to impaired driving.”

The STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association.

The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

“STOP-DWI efforts have led to significant reductions in the number of alcohol related fatalities, but still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers,” Lighthall said. “Have a Plan before the party begins – designate a driver, call a taxi or make overnight arrangements.

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.