ALBANY — State and local law enforcement agencies across New York are stepping up patrols to crack down on impaired driving during the Super Bowl weekend.
The enforcement campaign will run through Monday .It is sponsored by STOP-DWI with funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
The initiative is designed to reduce alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes.
During the 2020 Super Bowl campaign, law enforcement throughout the state issued 26,375 tickets for vehicle and traffic law violations, including 850 arrests for DWI.
Last year across the state, law enforcement issued 850 tickets for impaired driving, 811 for distracted driving, 157 for violation of the move over law and 18,661 for other violations.
As well, 569 tickets were issued for seatbelt violations and 5,327 for speeding for a total of 26,375 tickets issued.