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.