Campaign to Prevent New York Drunk Driving Accidents a Success

by | September 5th, 2014

Speeding and drunk driving are two of the leading causes of New York car accidents. In fact, data shows each of these contributing factors are involved in roughly one-third of all fatal collisions.

To help address the issue of New York drunk driving accidents, state troopers recently held an enforcement sweep aimed at taking intoxicated motorists off the road and educating speeders about the dangers of their behavior. If the numbers are any indication of the “Drive Sober, Get Pulled Over” program’s success, it’s safe to say it worked.

According to The Post-Standard, New York State Troopers wrote more than 46,000 tickets in the weeks from August 15to Labor Day. A majority of those tickets—9,000 to be exact—were issued in the final days of enforcement.

While most of the tickets were given to speeders, 663 motorists were stopped and arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI). A total of 72 of those individuals were arrested at sobriety checkpoints.

Tickets were issued for infractions related to distracted driving and failing to restrain children as well.

The Buffalo car accident lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices applaud the efforts made to keep drunk drivers off our state’s roads. We encourage motorists to do their part to stay safe by refraining from getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Instead, call a friend, cab, or ride sharing service to get you home safely.