It's Memorial Day weekend and while it's the unofficial start to summer, a time for barbecues, and celebrating with friends and family, it’s also one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. That’s why New York State is ramping up its annual STOP-DWI campaign to keep our roads safe from impaired drivers.

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The STOP-DWI program, short for “Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated,” uses funds from convicted drunk drivers to boost enforcement, education, and prevention. During the Memorial Day holiday, you'll notice more police officers on the road, sobriety checkpoints, and public awareness campaigns all aimed at stopping impaired driving.

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Law enforcement officers will be out in full force, ready to spot and arrest anyone driving under the influence. The goal? To deter people from making the dangerous choice to drive while impaired. And it’s not just about arrests; there will be plenty of educational programs and community events to spread the word about the dangers of impaired driving.

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The impact of these efforts is real. Increased enforcement during holiday periods has led to fewer alcohol-related crashes and fatalities. This Memorial Day, New York State is dedicated to ensuring everyone gets home safely.

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You can help make a difference, too! Plan and make sure you have a sober ride home. Download the “Have a Plan” mobile app HERE to always find a safe ride. Remember, impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning.

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So this Memorial Day, enjoy your time with loved ones, but please, stay safe and make responsible choices. Let’s make this holiday memorable for all the right reasons.

These Are The 22 Drive-In Theaters Left In NY State

New York State has the highest number of drive-in movie theater screens in the entire country. That means there's probably one not too far from wherever you are. There are a handful here in the Capital Region. 
Back in the swinging '60s, drive-in theaters were all the rage, with over 4,000 scattered across the country and a whopping one hundred fifty right here in New York State alone. But times have changed, and now there are only twenty-two of these nostalgic gems left in New York State. Check them out.

Gallery Credit: I Love NY

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