It's the unofficial end of summer, and New York State is starting a two-week long "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative to prevent drunk and drugged driving.
“We do not want anyone’s summer to end with a tragedy,” said Terri Egan, executive deputy Motor Vehicles commissioner and acting chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
Officials suggest downloading the free “Have a Plan” mobile app that allows people to locate and call a taxi or ride-hailing service, program a designated-driver list, and educate themselves on blood alcohol content levels. Meanwhile, police agencies will step up enforcement efforts.
"We have zero tolerance for reckless individuals who choose to drive while impaired,” said State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.
The enforcement will run from Aug. 17 through Labor Day.