The statewide “Speed Week” enforcement campaign runs until this Wednesday (June 12), where State Police will be cracking down on speeding and aggressive drivers, as well as violators of the state’s Move Over law.
Speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one third of all fatal crashes in New York State.
During last year’s campaign, Troopers issued nearly 25,000 tickets for speeding, distracted driving, and violations of the Move Over law. According to research from the University at Albany, in 2017, 301 people were killed and 18,178 were injured in New York State in speed-related crashes.
This 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. They blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.
New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett:
“As summer travel season ramps up, we want drivers to understand that speeding can bring tragic consequences. Our Troopers will be highly visible during this traffic enforcement period and throughout the peak summer driving period, to ensure that drivers are following the posted speed limits, and removing reckless drivers from the road.”