“Speed Week” starts today (June 11) running through Wednesday, June 17th. The campaign, run by the New York State Police, is an effort to reduce the number of speeding and aggressive drivers. In addition, Troopers will also more actively patrol highway work zones and seek violators of the “Move Over” Law.
According to a statement from New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett, speeding has contributed to nearly one third of all fatal crashes in New York. In study conducted by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University of Albany, 267 people were killed as well as 17,806 injured from speed-related crashes in 2018.
In last year’s June Speed Week Campaign, 13,016 speeding tickets, 571 for distracted driving, and 416 violations for the “Move Over” law were issued by State Troopers. The total for the week being 24,770 tickets.
Expect both marked State Police and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles on the roads throughout “Speed Week” heavily enforcing traffic laws to all vehicle types in addition to normal year-round enforcement.