New York State Police to Crackdown on Speeding
New York State Police announced "Speed Week" 2019 is upon us.
Over the weekend, New York State Police announced they will target speeding and aggressive drivers during a special weeklong traffic enforcement initiative. The “Speed Week” enforcement campaign started Thursday, June 6, and runs through Wednesday, June 12.
Speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in New York State, officials say. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, in 2017, 301 people were killed and 18,178 were injured in New York State in speed-related crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 3 to 33.
Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles as part of the "Speed Week" enforcement period.
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 June 2018 "Speed Week" campaign, State Troopers issued 24,581 total tickets, including 11,380 for speeding, 673 for distracted driving and 388 for violations of the Move Over law.