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ABOUT STOP-DWI NEW YORK

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STOP-DWI New York will be regularly highlighting one of our amazing partner agencies and programs. We help each other with resources and information to promote DWI prevention in the community.

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December is National Impaired Driving Month. One of the events in New York State to kick off the month is the 2022 “Lights on for Life” Motorcade on Saturday, December 3rd. This event is organized by the Monroe County STOP-DWI Program and Rochester Against Impaired Driving (RAID).

The event starts at 11am at the Victims Rights Memorial in Beikirch Park. The motorcade will end at Durand Park with refreshments provided. To join, please RSVP by email to stopdwi@monroecounty.gov. For questions, call (585) 753-3011.

OUR
MISSION

  • Reduce the number of persons killed or injured in alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes
  • To promote DWI prevention as a public priority
  • Coordinate local efforts in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Probation, Rehabilitation, Public Information, Education, and Administration.
STOP-DWI New York has followed the “General Deterrence Model” in developing the foundation for our programs that are a statewide success.  The General Deterrence Model is best described as a method to get people not to do something.  The necessary prongs include:
  • Prevention and Education (don’t drink and drive)
  • Incapacitation (keep drinkers from driving)
  • Reform (treat individuals to prevent future offenses)
  • Deterrence (change behavior through fear or consequences)

OUR MODEL

COMMUNITY FOCUSED, SAVING LIVES

Engaging Communities on the danger of impaired driving

Empowers counties to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug related traffic crashes.

The Program functions as a financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program.

STOP-DWI efforts are funded entirely from fines paid by convicted drunken drivers, no tax dollars are used.

We would be remiss to not have the Senator William T. Smith story on the front page.  Senator Smith’s daughter, Mary Judith Smith Kelemen was killed in 1973 by a drunk driver.  The driving force behind his goal of more stringent STOP-DWI laws in New York State was this tragedy that struck his family.  Without his drive and determination to reduce alcohol related traffic fatalities we would not have the strictest STOP-DWI Laws in the country.

Once retired from the legislature, his drive to see the success of STOP-DWI in New York did not cease.  He wrote “The Origin of the STOP-DWI Program” for an early publication of the (then) STOP-DWI Coordinator’s Association.

Read more on the history of STOP-DWI NY.

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REMEMBERING OUR VICTIMS...

AMY STOCK
FRANCES PALLOZZI
MATTHEW MESSINA
JUDY KELEMEN

TRAINING SPOTLIGHT

The NY State STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc., through funding from the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is pleased to sponsor regional trainings to benefit local STOP-DWI efforts in New York State. These seminars are free of charge and designed help our partners prevent impaired driving.

NEWS AND INFORMATION

The “Courage to Serve” Exhibit

The “Courage to Serve” Exhibit The “Courage to Serve” exhibit was produced by Dr. Denis Foley in cooperation with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at

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