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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is stepping up its efforts to keep the roads safe as many people travel this Memorial Day weekend.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2021, 2:28 PM

Updated 1,121 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is stepping up its efforts to keep the roads safe as many people travel this Memorial Day weekend.
State and local police are increasing patrols to look out for drunk, impaired and reckless driving this weekend until Tuesday.
If you're hitting the road, expect to see sobriety checkpoints and marked and unmarked police vehicles around.
The state released an app called “Have A Plan” to help people find a safe ride home.
The app lets you call for a taxi, find someone on a designated driver list and lets you report an impaired driver, if you think you see one.
According to the state, police issued over 200 arrests for driving while impaired and investigated nearly 500 crashes last Memorial Day weekend.
AAA predicted 60% increase in travel this year from 2020. It says that 90% of all people traveling will be driving.



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