Drunk driving continues to be one of the greatest safety threats to motorists on New York’s roads. In fact, crashes caused by driving under the influence of alcohol are responsible for roughly 30 percent of state highway fatalities.
New York officials are addressing the issue with the “Drive Sober, Get Pulled Over” campaign. According to Hudson Valley News Network, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced operations would begin on Aug. 21 and conclude on Sept. 7, after Labor Day weekend.
Drivers can expect to see law enforcement officials conducting saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints in areas where there may be a high concentration of drunk drivers.
With such an emphasis being placed on enforcement of anti-drinking and driving laws, it pays to know the state’s policies. Here are a few laws to keep in mind:
The New York car accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices explain that the best way to avoid a drunk driving accident is to not drink and drive. Instead, choose a designated driver before going out or plan to take a cab home if you plan to consume alcohol.
At William Mattar, we offer a free case evaluation if you or someone you know was injured in a car accident. For your free case evaluation, contact one of our Rochester car accident lawyers.