2012 News Archives


WHEREAS, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other illegal controlled substance is not only illegal but has serious consequences and the month of December is especially recognized as national prevention month, as a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and

Let’s end the distraction—starting outside the car.

Every time you call or text a driver, you take their attention off the road, contributing to the thousands of traffic accidents and deaths caused by distracted driving every year. It’s time for that to change, starting right here in Rochester.

Utica Observer Dispatch – 12/2/12. Although New York State has toughened drunk driving laws over the years, that alone won’t discourage the dangerous behavior that could someday result in the death of someone you love.

We must be relentless in the effort to stop DWI. And that effort cannot be one-dimensional, but instead needs to be an ongoing three-pronged attack that includes the tough laws, but also focuses on ramped-up enforcement of those laws and sound education.

Since 1995, New York State highway safety partners have proudly hosted an annual recognition event to presentawards acknowledging outstanding efforts and achievements in deterring impaired driving.  This recognition program is supported by member agencies of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the NYS STOP-DWI Association & Foundation and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

STOP-DWI NY launches new media campaign to help county STOP-DWI programs raise awareness  about the dangers of Impaired Driving. The STOP-DWI public awareness effort is spearheaded by the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc. through funding from the New York State Governor’s Highway Safety committee.