People in New York know that driving safely is important and that includes not driving when they are unable to do so safely. To some, the efforts to combat drunk driving can at times feel like society has forgotten that it is not illegal to have a drink or two before driving a vehicle. What is illegal is consuming a sufficient amount of alcohol that leads a person to be legally intoxicated. 

The Labor Day holiday is one of the many times every year that extra emphasis is put on potential drunk driving. As reported by CNY Central, this is the case yet again this year. Several agencies have teamed up to launch a concerted effort to crackdown on both drunk driving and drugged driving in the latter portion of August all the way through Labor Day Monday.

The effort will certainly feature a ramp up in enforcement. No details are known as of yet if there will be designated checkpoints or simply more officers on duty during this time but word is out that more effort may be put toward finding alleged impaired drivers.

The campaign is being spearheaded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and local law enforcement agencies. During this time, it is important for any driver who may end up being arrested and charged with an impaired driving offense to remember that they do have rights. Talking with an attorney in New York might be a good way of learning how to stand up for those rights.