Several years ago the New York State STOP-DWI Association, Inc. launched the “STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekends.” The theory behind this initiative is that by better coordinating and promoting county efforts we can achieve greater visibility of DWI enforcement activities in New York State. Research findings demonstrate that highly visible, publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI crackdowns can further reduce the incidence of DWI.
The “STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekends” Campaign linked together what many counties already do at key times of the year, and promote it under a statewide umbrella. This campaign targets the popular holidays of St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and the Holiday time period.
The STOP-DWI Crackdown Weekend is a locally driven program – as STOP-DWI Coordinators work with their municipal, county sheriff and state police agencies to coordinate enforcement activities. As stated before, many counties target these weekends already.
HALLOWEEN: October 30 – November 1, 2015
THANKSGIVING: November 25 – 29, 2015
HOLIDAY SEASON (NATIONAL): December 18, 2015 – January 3, 2016
SUPER BOWL: February 5 – 8, 2016
ST. PATRICK’S DAY: March 17 – 20, 2016
MEMORIAL DAY: May 27 – 31, 2016
JULY 4TH: July 1 – 5, 2016
LABOR DAY (NATIONAL): August 19 – September 5, 2016