The Governor’s office announced Thursday that “Speed Week” will be in force through June 12. The goal of this week-long enforcement initiative is to crackdown on dangerous driving activities such as speeding or aggressive and distracted driving that take place across New York roadways.
State Troopers will be actively patrolling major highways and work zones for drivers who violate New York’s “Move Over” law.
“We will not tolerate speeding and reckless driving for a very simple reason: it puts everyone at risk and speeding is the leading cause of fatal crashes each year in New York State,” Governor Cuomo said.
During “Speed Week”, Troopers with be using both marked and unmarked police vehicles to identify drivers who are violating traffic laws including impaired drivers or those who are not properly buckled up.
During last year’s 2018 “Speed Week” campaign, Troopers issued nearly 25,000 total tickets including over 11,000 for speeding, nearly 700 for distracted driving, and just under 400 for motorists who violated the Move Over law
New York State Police constantly monitor the roads every day to keep everyone safe and this initiative helps to enforce safe driving practices.