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STOP-DWI bringing awareness to dangers of impaired driving as 4th of July approaches

Ontario County Administrator, Christopher Debolt announced today that Ontario Police Agencies and STOP-DWI Coordinators will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign will start on July 2, 2021 and end on July 5, 2021. The Fourth of July extended weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. This year the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday so we expect heavy traveling to begin on Saturday night, July 3, 2021.


While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. The fact is this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to impaired-driving crashes.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan! Download our mobile app- “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home. Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning.



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