Law Enforcement Will Be Cracking Down On This Through Labor Day
Law Enforcement in New York are currently in a two week blitz on their "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. The goal of this campaign is to not only remind but educated drivers to have a plan to get home safe if they are going to be drinking. State and local law enforcement will be targeting drunken and drug-impaired driving offenses to "encourage motorists to act responsibly."
Officials are promoting and encouraging drivers to download the "Have A Plan" app, which is free to download, that will "allows people to locate and call a taxi or newly-available ride share service, program a designated-driver list, and educate themselves on Blood Alcohol Content levels." The app also provides people with a way to report suspected drunk drivers and gives details on the DWI laws.
Terri Egan, DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner and Acting GTSC Chair says of the app,
“In New York, we strive every day to reduce the number of drunken drivers on the road. The ‘Have a Plan’ app is a wonderful resource that enables you to learn about the dangers and consequences of drunken driving. More importantly, it enables you and your friends to decide what you’re going to do to get home safely before you begin your celebration.”
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign runs through September 4th.