Rockland County law enforcement agencies are participating in the statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving during the yearend holidays. The three week long enforcement initiative is already in effect and will end on January 1st, 2014.
“Nationwide, the holiday season is a particularly dangerous time for motorists
due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads, ” said County Executive
C. Scott Vanderhoef. Our police officers will be vigilant in keeping our residents
safe while traveling for the holidays.”
The STOP-DWI Holiday Season Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. Additional funding through the STOP-DWI Foundation also supports the program.
“Drunk driving is an issue all year round, but data shows that the tradition of
celebrating the holidays with alcohol leads to an increase of traffic crashes
and resulting deaths and injuries,” said STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Chernin.
STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, however many lives are still lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. The goal of the highly visible and highly publicized STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign is to further reduce drunk and impaired driving incidents.