Oneida County Uses Baseball Tournament to Promote Traffic Safety

The Office of Traffic Safety is responsible for the operation of the Oneida County STOP- DWI Program, Oneida County Division of Traffic Safety, Handicapped Parking Education Program, Oneida County Traffic Advisory Board, and the Oneida County Victim Impact Panel.

One of the main functions of the Traffic Safety/ SDWI office is to educate the community, young and old alike, on the dangers and consequences of making destructive decisions. We do this through being visible throughout Oneida County via employee held health and wellness expos and power point presentations at local businesses, colleges and High Schools.

Their two (2) signature events which focuses on teenage youth consist of the annual Teen Traffic Safety Education Program (TTSEP), and the annual SDWI High School Baseball Classic.

TTSEP:

The STOP-DWI Program continues its annual Teen Traffic Safety Education Program bringing its “SHOW ON THE ROAD” directly to Oneida County high school students.  Through this arrangement they reached 3,500 students and educated them about the perils of drunk driving with an overall message of traffic safety.  Realizing the economic crunch school districts have been going through, STOP-DWI brought the program to the schools, saving them money they may or may not have had for field trips while reaching more students.  The Educational Program has grown to, not, just be about traffic safety but educating students on many issues which they face today. Partnerships have been formed with the Insight House, the NYS Department of Transportation, BOCES and its Anti Bullying, CORE program, as well as the YWCA and their Teen Dating Sexual Violence program. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department joined the program in 2015, educating students on the dangers of texting and driving. The Program is timed toward the end of the school year when statistics show the most automobile crashes occur involving our youth. 

 

 SDWI High School Baseball Classic:Stop DWI Team

 The STOP DWI Program continued its partnership/sponsorship of the STOP DWI BASEBALL CLASSIC which is an Oneida County Youth Bureau Initiative. The baseball classic is run in conjunction with the annual Teen Traffic Safety Education Program. The Baseball Classic provides the ability to expand their mission; by reaching families and the community in general. This year the most valuable player of each winning team was presented with a DWI logo baseball bat from the Cooperstown Bat Company and a Sportsmanship trophy sponsored by Preferred Mutual. This educational classic reaches 1500 (plus) community residents, annually.

If you are interested in providing this most important educational program to your group or organization, contact their office at 315-736-8943.

Oneida County Emergency Services

Office of Traffic Safety / STOP-DWI Program

120 Airline Street * P.O. Box 908 * Oriskany, NY 13424 * 315-736-8943

Fax: 315.736.8958 ▪ E-mail stopdwi@ocgov.net ▪ www.ocgov.net