The St. Lawrence County Seat

Are You Committed to Driving Responsibly and Safer this Summer?

July 16, 2018

Even though the Fourth of July is over, there’s plenty of time left to enjoy summer as there’s always a reason to celebrate and get together with friends and family in Canton. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or attending a wedding or birthday, don’t forget to drive responsibly, especially if you enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. If you plan on drinking, be sure to have a designated driver or call a car service so that everyone can safely enjoy the festivities.

While the risk of being involved in an accident, with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is always present, the risk is greater during the late night and early morning hours of the weekend; a time when many people return home from events, festivals, and other celebrations.

According to research from the NHTSA FARS data collected between 2011 to 2016, there were 11 alcohol-related crash deaths in St. Lawrence County. While it’s far less than other counties throughout New York State, we all know that even one tragedy can deeply affect a community.

Are you committed to driving responsibly and safer this summer? Encourage your friends and family to sign the pledge with you and stay sober while behind the wheel and support #StaySoberNY.

NY Open Data Project- #StaySoberNY

Last modified: July 9, 2022