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Thanksgiving holiday STOP DWI effort begins today in Allegany County


“High visibility engagement campaign” is November 22 – 26

Allegany County, NY – STOP-DWI Impaired Driving High Visibility Engagement Campaign runs November 22 – November 26, 2023.  Allegany County Administrator Carissa Knapp announced today that Allegany County police agencies and the STOP-DWI Coordinator will participate in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.  

This Thanksgiving weekend, millions will hit the roads eager to spend time with family and friends. It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year, and unfortunately more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes.  In a combined effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving, prevent injuries, and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York State and STOP-DWI programs will be participating in special engagement efforts. The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign starts on November 22, 2023, and ends on November 26, 2023.

**(This Thanksgiving Holiday, we have scheduled extra patrols to identify and arrest drunk and impaired drivers, and we need your help.   Please be responsible.  Don’t drink and drive and don’t let your friends drink and drive.  Have a plan to get home safely.)

The STOP-DWI Thanksgiving High Visibility Engagement Campaign is one of many statewide initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.  The Statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign also targets Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day/End of Summer, Halloween, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend, and St. Patrick’s Day.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan!  Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home  Impaired driving is completely preventable.  All it takes is a little planning.

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