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STOP-DWI to Coordinate Parade Day DWI Crackdown

Checkpoints and patrols run March 4-5th, 2017

 

(Binghamton, NY) The Broome County STOP-DWI Program today announced that law enforcement agencies across Broome County will deploy special DWI enforcement patrols to help ensure that our roadways will be safe on Parade Day, Saturday March 4th.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2015 30 people (25% of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving accidents over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period. During post-party hours, between midnight and 5:59 a.m., nearly a third of crash fatalities involved drunk drivers.

 

To prevent these tragedies from occurring, the Broome County STOP-DWI Program recommends the following steps to have a safe Parade Day and St. Patrick’s Day:        

  • If you plan on drinking, decide now for how you’ll get home by downloading the free STOP-DWI Have A Plan mobile app at www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp
  • Consider getting a sober driver to take you to your destination, so you won’t even have the option later to drive impaired
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself. Count your drinks. Eat plenty of food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe travel arrangements to where they are going.
  • If you’re hosting a party, offer non-alcoholic drinks and ask your guests to designate a sober driver in advance.

 

The STOP-DWI Crackdown is promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation with funding from both the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and NHTSA.

 

For more information about Broome County STOP-DWI please visit: www.bcstopdwi.com or follow the program on Facebook.com/broomestopdwi or Twitter @broomestopdwi

 

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03/02/2017 - 3:17pm