BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – Steuben County Sheriff James Allard announced today that Steuben County police agencies will participate in the statewide effort to crack down on impaired driving.

During the holiday season, the law enforcement community across New York State will take to the roads during the STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts. The initiative starts on December 14 and will end on January 1.

During this time, an increased amount of state, county and local police officers will be out in force.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff's office, research shows high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20%.

The STOP-DWI Holiday Crackdown is promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick's Day.

Drivers can also download the mobile app, “Have a Plan” to be able to find a safe ride home all year round. That can be found at www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp.