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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The New York State Police is conducting a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers across the state today through Aug. 11.

New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico said, “Our goal during this campaign and our year round enforcement efforts is to get dangerous drivers off New York’s roads. Obeying the speed limit and driving defensively will reduce the number of fatal accidents and increase safety for everyone on the highway.”

Speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in New York State. In 2013, 352 people were killed and nearly 19,000 injured in speed-related crashes statewide.

During this summer’s “Speed Week,” Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are violating laws while driving. These vehicles blend in with everyday traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.

Troopers will also be watching for other traffic violations, including distracted or impaired drivers, vehicle occupants who are not properly buckled up, and drivers that are violating New York’s Move Over law.

During the August 2014 Speed Week campaign, State Police issued more than 22,000 traffic tickets. More than 10,000 of the tickets were for speeding, and more than 600 were for violations of the Move Over law.

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1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't it be nice if they focused on intersections? More and more drivers are running red lights. The police would also see texting while driving, seat belt violations etc. I'd like to see them also target dump trucks, cement trucks and tractor trailers for excessive speed for their loads.


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