Underage Drinking & Impaired Driving

  • Impaired Driving Takes LivesThe legal drinking age in New York is 21.

    Driving while impaired or intoxicated is a crime. Your judgment, coordination and ability to drive a vehicle change when you consume any amount of alcohol.

    In New York State, the penalties for an alcohol or drug-related violation include the loss of driving privileges, fines, and a possible jail term.

    One in three U.S. traffic fatalities involves a drunk driver. That’s about the same as in New York, where statistics show that 30% of traffic fatalities are the result of drinking and driving.

    Drunk or impaired driving can have far greater consequences…. devastating lives and families. Your choice to drive drunk or impaired can take away your future and rob innocent victims of theirs.

    We all have a role to play. Get educated. Make smart decisions. Talk to your parents. Talk to your children.Drug driving is impaired driving.

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