SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – The 37th Annual Donald H. Barrett Lights on Caravan paid tribute to victims of drunk driving as they drove through downtown Syracuse on Saturday morning.
A press conference at the CNY Regional Transportation Authority kicked off the event at 10 a.m. before the trailer hit the road at 10:30 a.m.
The Donald H. Barrett Lights on Caravan departed the CNY Regional Transportation Authority and traveled through downtown Syracuse and several suburbs to pay tribute to victims of drink driving on Saturday.
The event also serves to remind drivers of the dangers of impaired driving.
“Here we try every year to remind people to just be responsible and not to drink and drive,” said Alex Walsh, chairman of the Onondaga County Road Safety Advisory Board. “If you know someone who’s been drinking, offer them a ride or some other way home.” If you see an impaired driver, call 911 to report it. There are so many ways to avoid this. “
Due to COVID-19, there was no reception at the end of this year’s event.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 10,000 people in the United States are killed each year as a result of drinking and driving.