With Halloween just a few days away, law enforcement agencies all across New York State will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired drivers.

Many thousands of young trick-or-treaters will walk along streets and roads throughout the state, while other residents will host parties with loved ones. State and local law enforcement agencies will step up enforcement to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives.

The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown efforts start on Friday, October 30th and will end on Sunday, November 1st. New York State Police, and many county sheriff agencies and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in full force this weekend.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk-driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. A review of Halloween nights from 2009-13 shows 43 percent of all motor vehicle deaths involved drunk driving. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.

The STOP-DWI Halloween Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association, with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation from a grant through the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC).

From the New York STOP-DWI website:

The “STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekends” Campaign linked together what many counties already do at key times of the year, and promote it under a statewide umbrella. This campaign targets the popular holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Holiday time period, Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

To learn more about this weekend’s crackdown, click here.

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