STOP-DWI & Traffic Safety Programs

St. Patrick's Day Crackdown

Ontario County will be participating in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday, 3/16/21-3/21/21.  

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.  

 You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan!  Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home    Impaired driving is completely preventable.  All it takes is a little planning.  Have a safe and healthy St. Patrick's Day celebration!


For the health and safety of all attending and assisting with this scheduled in person VIP, masks will be required and a health screening will be completed prior to entering.

***Sign up for the June 7, 2021 VIPs is closed.  Room capacity has been reached due to following COVID guidelines for the health and safety of all attendees. If you have any questions as to whether or not you are registered for this session, please call 396-4114***

The mission of STOP-DWI is to reduce the number of persons killed or injured in alcohol and other drug-related crashes, to promote DWI prevention as a public priority, and to coordinate local efforts in law enforcement, prosecution, probation, rehabilitation, public information, education and administration. 

About the Program:
The STOP-DWI Program was created by the State Legislature in 1981 and stands for "Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated". STOP-DWI is based on the philosophy that innovative local efforts are the key to solving the impaired driving problem. The intention of the legislation creating the program was to provide funding for the improvement and expansion of existing programs, and to develop new methods for the evaluation of progress. The emphasis of the program is to coordinate as many deterrents as possible, providing comprehensive solutions. STOP-DWI efforts are funded entirely from fines paid by convicted impaired drivers, no tax dollars are used. 

New York State is recognized nationally as a leader in traffic safety and in particular for continual progress in reducing drug/alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and fatalities.