If you’ve been out and about driving after you’ve been drinking, you better stop because the state of New York is definitely cracking down!

Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced New York’s new initiative to stop people from drinking and driving.  STOP-DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is the new campaign that has just been unveiled to stop people from driving drunk.

The state's goal is to reduce alcohol-related accidents by educating drivers.  Law enforcement will be increasing their patrol on the highways of New York.  NYS Thruway Authority and the State Department of Transportation will display message signs informing motorists of the initiative and the consequences of driving while intoxicated.

According to Governor Cuomo, the new initiative is designed to decrease alcohol and drug-related accidents. Governor Cuomo says, “There is no excuse for driving impaired and recklessly putting yourself and others in danger.  Be smart and have a plan to get to your destinations safely.  One bad decision can have lifelong consequences – it’s not worth it.“

According to heart.org, alcohol use has increased especially in younger adults. Some government officials report that alcohol and use has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With summer winding down, and the Labor Day holiday fast approaching, law-enforcement usually increases traffic patrol to keep highways safe.
Traffic arrests and traffic accidents also increase during this time of year.  

In 2020, we have enough problems going on with COVID-19, racial tension, and an intense political environment. It's 2020 there are several car-sharing options, the weather outside is nice, go walk and drink, and they even have ways for alcohol to be delivered right to your door. There is really no excuse for drinking and driving, I suggest that everyone stay safe, and don’t drink and drive.

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