ALBANY, N.Y.–The New York State Police in Troop T will join
other law enforcement agencies in an effort to crackdown on impaired and
distracted driving during Super Bowl Weekend.
The troop's efforts will take place from Friday, January 31
until Monday February 3.
“During this campaign period, drivers can expect to see
sobriety checkpoints, dedicated DWI enforcement patrols, underage drinking and
sales to minors details across New York State. Our Troopers will also be
working to keep motorists and pedestrians safe on New York's roadways by
identifying drivers who are illegally using hand held devices while driving,”
said State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
offered additional safety tips:
If you're attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game
at a sports bar
• Designate your sober driver, or plan
another way to get home safely
before the party begins.
• If you don't have a designated driver,
then ask a sober friend for a
ride home; call a cab, friend, or family
member to come and get you;
or just stay for the night.
• Use your community's sober ride program.
• Never let friends drive if they have had
too much to drink.
If you're hosting a Super Bowl party:
• Make sure all your guests designate a
sober driver in advance, or
arrange for alternate transportation to
ensure they get home safely.
• Serve food and include non-alcoholic
beverages at the party.
• Stop serving alcohol at the end of the
third quarter of the game and
begin serving coffee and dessert.