Rockland County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement campaign to target impaired driving which will run from Feb. 1 – 4
According to the latest news, Rockland County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. The announcement was made Monday by Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef.
According to Vanderhoef, the campaign will run from Feb. 1 – 4 statewide as part of the STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts. These dates were selected because Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.
The New York State STOP-DWI Association has promoted a number of statewide enforcement initiatives and the STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown is one of these initiatives. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target other occasions including St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween as well as the national Holiday Season in December and New Year.
“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,” Vanderhoef said. “I commend the New York State Police, Rockland County Sheriff, and local law enforcement agencies, who will be out in force to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths in and around Rockland County.”
These enforcement efforts are initiated to curb impaired driving and to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads. Funding for these efforts is provided by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute.
“Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving,” said Rockland County STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Chernin.