Seneca County is set to participate in the STOP-DWI Super Bowl “High Visibility Engagement Campaign” from February 9 to 11, 2024, as announced by Sheriff Timothy J. Thompson, Jr. This initiative, part of a statewide effort, aims to combat impaired driving during the Super Bowl weekend, known for its high incidence of alcohol-related accidents.
The campaign, endorsed by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, focuses on reducing drunk and impaired driving through increased law enforcement presence and public awareness. With the Super Bowl being one of the most celebrated events nationwide, the period poses significant risks for impaired driving incidents, prompting heightened vigilance from law enforcement agencies across New York State.
Sheriff Thompson urges the community to enjoy the Super Bowl responsibly by planning ahead for a designated driver. The STOP-DWI initiative promotes the use of its mobile app, “Have a Plan,” to ensure everyone can find a safe ride home, emphasizing that impaired driving is preventable with proper planning.
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