It's sad that we still have to do these campaigns to make sure that people aren't drinking and driving. But because we do, the hope is that it will save more lives on the roads. 

According to News 10 ABC, the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative is underway all across New York state. New York State Police will be cracking down on drunk and impaired drivers with sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols.

In 2017 there were more than ten thousand people killed on the roadways because of alcohol-related crashes. Forty thousand tickets were written for drivers who were driving impaired due to alcohol according to the National Highway Safety Administration.

Each year, Governor Cuomo's traffic safety committee and the Department of Motor Vehicles announce the start of the program in an effort to save lives. You will see a larger presence of New York State Troopers on the highways and several sobriety checkpoints set up. The program runs through Labor Day weekend.

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