The primary mission of the Niagara County Office of Traffic Safety and Stop DWI is to improve the safety of persons in Niagara County regarding vehicle travel, whether as an operator, passenger or pedestrian.
A Traffic Safety Board has been formed in Niagara County to address traffic safety issues throughout the county.
The Board is comprised of the Niagara County Office of Traffic Safety and Stop DWI, Niagara County Legislature, Niagara County District Attorney, Niagara County Probation Department, Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Niagara Falls Police Department, Lockport Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Barker Police Department, Village of Youngstown Police Department, New York State Police, and the New York State Park Police.
The Niagara County Traffic Safety Board seeks to accomplish its goals through a cooperative effort of the participants, emphasizing education, vigilance, and enforcement of the vehicle and traffic laws and alcohol beverage control law.
This office conducts educational programs throughout the community to industry, schools, religious organizations, clubs, and various other organizations on safety driving programs, pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, seatbelt programs, including child restraint seats, and the hazards of drinking and driving.
The Office of Traffic Safety and Stop-DWI is responsible for the Niagara County Traffic Safety Fair. This event is hosted by community partners with the goal of raising awareness to drinking and distracted driving, and driver safety. Multiple events are planned for the students such as listening to a Victim Impact Speaker relating to a tragedy involving drinking and driving and or distracted driving, presentations from participating community partners concerning different safety issues such as wearing a seatbelt, texting while driving, etc. The students also participate in various activities wearing goggles that simulate intoxication. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Driving Simulator is also available during the event for students to practice defensive driving techniques.
The Niagara County Stop-DWI Coordinator and is Lt. Robert Richards. The office number is (716) 438-3310 and his e-mail address is Robert.Richards@niagaracounty.com