Allegany County joins state STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend enforcement campaign

Those thinking of drinking and driving in Allegany County during the busy highways Memorial Day Weekend period should reconsider.

State, county and municipal law enforcement agencies will be taking part in a Friday through Monday High Visibility Engagement Campaign in a coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths, according to county officials.

Independence and Labor Days also are on the radar, together with other holidays-related focuses of the STOP-DWI NY and Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

A free Have a Plan phone app has been developed to assist individuals in avoiding the consequences of drinking and driving and is available at https://tinyurl.com/STOP-DWI-Mobile-App.

Motorists also are reminded of the expanded Move Over Law which went into effect in late March.

Under that legislation, drivers approaching any vehicle stopped along either shoulder of the road, are required to change into a lane not immediately adjacent to the vehicle, or slow down to a reasonable speed if unable to safely make a lane change.

The law previously applied only to emergency, hazard, highway worker, and tow truck vehicles.