N.Y. Launches Statewide Multimedia Campaign Against Impaired Driving

June 9, 2015

New York is launching a statewide multimedia campaign to remind motorists of the deadly impacts of impaired driving.

The campaign funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee will use billboards, radio, television and social media.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state had a record low number of DWI-related deaths last year, and the new campaign seeks to build on that success.

Preliminary data show New York State recorded 1,037 traffic fatalities in 2014, which was the lowest number since the state began keeping records in 1925. In 2013, 1,199 individuals died in motor vehicle crashes.

From 2009-2013, an average of 342 traffic fatalities occurred annually as a result of alcohol-impaired driving.

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