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New York State Police Release Results of “Speed Week” Campaign

New York State Police Release Results of “Speed Week” Campaign

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Brentwood, NY - August 14, 2014 - From August 6 through August 12, 2014, the New York State Police issued 22,176 tickets, more than 10,000 of them for speeding during “Speed Week”.
 
During the campaign, the New York State Police targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state.
 
During the campaign in Troop T, a Trooper stopped a speeding motorcycle on I-87 in the town of Athens for driving 129 in a 65 mph zone. Roddy Yagan, 23, of Liverpool, was ticketed and also charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.
 
Troopers also were on the look-out for distracted or impaired drivers, those not properly buckled up or violating the “Move Over Law.” Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued statewide.
 
Speed- 10,266           
 
Texting-  279
 
Cell Phone-  577
 
DWI-  238
 
Move Over Law-  622
 
Total tickets issued-  22,176
 
The goal of the “Speed Week” campaign and enforcement year round, is to reduce speed related crashes and improve safe travel for drivers and passengers on New York’s roads.