STOP DWI Program
STOP DWI Program
4110 City Place
50 W. Main Street
Phone: 585 753-3011
Fax: 585 753-3023
Since 1982, the Monroe County STOP-DWI Program has served to educate the community regarding the dangers of impaired driving and provide funding to groups and organizations engaged in activities related to alcohol and other drug-related traffic safety. STOP-DWI is supported 100% by local fines collected from intoxicated drivers.
Monroe County has the highest DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction percentage among the large counties in New York State."This is a crime of choice,” said Peggy Duffy, “We are an educated society. People know that driving under the influence can kill, so when they make the choice to get behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, they should be held accountable.”We want to heighten awareness to the issue of DWI, so that the community remembers that drunk driving is a random act of violence and can be prevented.
Monroe County STOP-DWI supports:
- Rochester Against Intoxicated Driving (RAID)
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
- Finger Lakes Collegiate Task Force
- Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety
- Monroe County / City of Rochester Coalition for Crime Victims
- Parents Who Host
- The Seven Town Alliance
- Western New York Coalition for Crime Victims
Public Education and Information Tools
Annual High School DVD Contest
- Annual High School mini grants program
- One Second, Everything Changes Exhibit
- DWI Victim Impact Panels
- Displays and handout material at County Fairs, Conferences, Schools, Colleges, Associations, Businesses
- Local Statistical Information-see annual report
- Annual Law Enforcement Training Conference
- DWI Law Information
- DWI Brochures
Community Supported Events
- DWI Crackdown Weekends
- Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon
- Underage Drinking Campaign
- Victims’ Rights Week “Walk”
- Victim Impact Panel Dinner
- “Lights on for Life” Motorcade
- DWI Victim Advocate Program
Links for Underage Drinking
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
PittsfordAlliance for Substance Free Youth
- Webster Central School District
Parents. The Anti-Drug
- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
- SAMHSA National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Please call 585 753-3011 for information on any of the above topics.
Wall of Tribute
In memory and in honor of those who have been injured or killed by impaired drivers, a DWI Wall of Tribute has been developed with pictures and descriptions of the events affecting the individuals. It is portable and has been on display in local malls, businesses and high schools since February, 1998.
A mini wall has also been developed and is available for your school or community group event. In the near future, the original wall will have a permanent home in the new Public Safety location.
This is an ongoing project so if you would like to have your loved ones picture or information about an alcohol or other drug-related crash added, feel free to contact us. Please call 585 753-3011 for details about the wall.
The Wall of Tribute is co-sponsored by Monroe County STOP DWI and the DWI Victim Advocacy Program.
STOP DWI Speakers Bureau
The Monroe County STOP DWI Program coordinates a variety of prevention education programs for school and community members. A brief description follows for each program that can be scheduled through the Monroe County STOP DWI Program at 585 753-3011.
Speakers Bureau Topics
Participants will experience the traumatic effects of DWI through the personal observations of a DWI crash survivor. A presenter will take the audience from the initial impact and through the aftermath of a crash. The presentation will include the physical, emotional, legal, and financial aspects. LIVE
DWI Education/Fatal Vision Goggles
A presentation of facts, statistics, laws, penalties, and other information on DWI and its implications. This will also include a presentation on the effects of alcohol on the sensory organs of the body using Fatal VisionTM Goggles. Participants will experience a simulation of the impairment of the brain, balance, front and peripheral vision, and reaction time that impaired individual’s experience. LIVE
One Second, Everything Changes
Stories of people affected by impaired driving in NYS.
The Ripple Effect
The aftermath on a family whose seventeen year old son was killed by an impaired driver.
"Close" - Underage Drinking PSA
"Keep on them" Underage Drinking PSA