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
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.
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.