In New York State in 2012 there were 344 impaired driving fatalies (more than .08 BAC), this represented 29% of all total traffic deaths. These numbers were a 4.9% increase from last year. All of the 62 counties in New York State operate a local option STOP-DWI program designed to coordinate local efforts in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Probation, Rehabilitation, Public Information, Education, and Administration. Although Law Enforcement and community members work tirelessly to keep our New York State roads safe from impaired drivers, we still have victims. Many of the efforts of STOP-DWI Coordinators statewide are to honor these victims.
The Office of Victim Services in New York State offers many resources, visit their site by clicking here.
The National Organization for Victim Assistance is NOVA, visit their site by clicking here.