NY troopers to target speeders during next week

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Headed to or through New York state in the next week or so?

If the answer is “yes”, be sure to have a light foot on the accelerator.

From Thursday, June 11, through Wednesday, June 17, New York State Police will be conducting their annual “Speed Week” enforcement blitz. Troopers will be on the lookout for anyone breaking the speed limit. They will also be paying extra attention to work zones and will target drivers who violate New York’s “Move Over” Law.

“Speeding is a significant safety hazard on our highways, which often results in tragic consequences,” said  New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett. “We urge all motorists to obey posted speed limits and eliminate distractions while behind the wheel. Troopers will be highly visible this week and throughout the summer to ensure all motorists are obeying posted speed limits and driving safely.”

During the June 2019 Speed Week campaign, State Troopers issued 24,770 total tickets, including 13,016 for speeding, 571 for distracted driving, and 416 for violations of the Move Over law.