According to a press releases from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty there will have dedicated patrol focusing on seatbelt and DWI enforcement.
“Seat belts have been proven to safe lives and reduce serious injury.” stated Sheriff Dougherty in a press release. “We want you and your passengers to be as safe as possible while traveling Livingston County roadways; please buckle up.”
In addition May 22nd through May 27th, including Memorial Day weekend, Livingston County Deputy Sheriff’s will team up with Livingston County Law Enforcement (both Local and State) to ramp up DWI enforcement.
“Reducing intoxicated drivers on our roadways is a team efforts,” states Sheriff Dougherty. “We promise to deliver on our end and continue to be proactive with DWI enforcement but we also need you to do your part. Please have a plan if you intend to consume alcohol. Again, we want you and all motorists to have the safest roads possible to travel upon. Accidents do happen but DWI is not an accident it is a poor choice and a crime.”
National traffic statistics show that with the summer months younger drivers are on the road more frequently and that can make a deadly combination when you combine the failure to use a seatbelt and/or alcohol.
“Anyone who gets a seatbelt ticket or a DWI in the coming weeks isn’t listening to our message. We are not doing anything in secret here but instead letting everyone know that we are stepping up our efforts in a big way.” Sheriff Dougherty stated. “We want to do our part in making Livingston County safer. The way we do that is through education and enforcement. Please have a plan and help us make Livingston County roadways the safest to travel.”