State and Local Police to Conduct DWI Checkpoints During 4th of July Holiday
If you plan on drinking this July 4th holiday, you may want to plan ahead for a safe ride home.
That's because New York State Police have teamed up with local police agencies throughout the state to crack down on drunken, impaired and reckless driving. According to Albany Times Union, the STOP DWI effort funded by Governor Cuomo's Traffic Safety Committee began Saturday and will run through Tuesday, Independence Day.
Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints as well as watching for speeders, cellphone use while driving and other traffic infractions.
4th of July is the busiest travel holiday during the summer and is considered one of the deadliest. According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more people die in motor vehicle accidents during the 4th of July holiday than any other day of the year. The second worst day for crash deaths in the 4 year period between 2010-14 was January 1st.
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