WATERTOWN, NY — The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today announced the start of STOP-DWI Month in New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently issued a proclamation designating the month of November as STOP-DWI Month in New York.
The New York State Special Traffic Options for Driving While Intoxicated (STOP-DWI) Program was established in November of 1981 to coordinate state and local efforts to reduce impaired-driving offenses and to prevent crashes across the state. Since the program was enacted, fatalities from alcohol-related crashes on New York’s roadways have decreased 74 percent.
Statement from Captain Robert Richards (Niagara County), Chairman for the New York State STOP-DWI Association at STOP-DWI New York regarding November being STOP-DWI Month in New York State:
“New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared November as STOP-DWI
month. Thank you to Governor Cuomo and members of the NYS Senate and
Assembly for your ongoing support of our organization. Most importantly, STOP-DWI New York dedicates this month to the victims of impaired driving. We as Coordinators and Administrators of STOP-DWI New York are with you and will continue to be an advocate on your behalf.”