The S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Program

Impairment Simulation Driving Carts
S.T.O.P.P.E.D. is aimed at reducing the number of young drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes. The acronym stands for Sheriffs Telling Our Parents & Promoting Educated Drivers.

The S.T.O.P.P.E.D. program is aimed at educating the young drivers directly through both lecture and innovative hands on activity.  For more information on driver safety, visit our Teen Driver Safety page.

The preventive aspect of the S.T.O.P.P.E.D. program is an educational component aimed at teaching young drivers the consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol. It will be offered by specially trained Sheriff’s Office personnel and is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee.

Impairment Simulation Driving Carts

The Sheriff’s Office has impairment simulation driving carts, funded through a grant. The office has three driving carts along with simulated DWI impairment goggles.

First, specially trained Sheriff’s Office personnel perform a brief 20 minute presentation on DWI laws in New York State. Then the participants drive through an obstacle course with the simulated DWI impairment goggles. 

This program is recommended for youth 16 or older that are in drivers education programs, high school health classes or preparing to drive in the near future.

For more information call 631-852-3763.