NEW YORK – On the eve of the new year local police and Governor Andrew Cuomo are cautioning drivers not to drink and drive.
“Drunk drivers are a danger to themselves and others, and law enforcement is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone on the road,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “Impaired driving is a reckless and dangerous crime with potentially fatal consequences, and I urge New Yorkers to drive responsibly to avoid senseless tragedies.”
“You have no excuse to drive drunk, make responsible choices to avoid senseless tragedies,” said New York State Police Information Officer Aga Dembinska on Tuesday. “If you plan to go out and drink, have a plan to get home.” She recommended people visit Trafficsafety.ny.gov. to learn more about the governor’s safety committee's app called, “Have a plan.”
According to officials impaired driving is a major contributor to crash fatalities. One-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers.