Weather Alert  

"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 438 am EDT Wed may 25 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. -- Wednesday May.25 16,02:48 PM

New York State Police Release Results of National “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Crackdown and Labor Day Enforcement

Over 9,000 tickets were issued over Labor Day Weekend.

Print Email
Farmingdale, NY - September 2, 2014 - During the National “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, from August 15, 2014 through September 1, 2014, the New York State Police issued 46,584 tickets.
 
During the crackdown the New York State Police targeted impaired and distracted driving, speeding, move over violations and those not buckled up.
 
Of the tickets issued, 18,350 were for speeding, 1,937 for distracted driving, 2,667 child restraint and seatbelt violations, and 850 move over tickets.
 
Troopers conducted sobriety checkpoints and more than 19,000 vehicles passed though. Seventy two of the motorists stopped were arrested for DWI.
 
Troopers arrested a total of  663 people for DWI during this crackdown enforcement.
 
During the Labor Day weekend from August 29, 2014 through September 1, 2014, the New York State Police issued more than 9,000 tickets. Below is a sample of the total tickets written.
  • Speed  3,904
  • Seat Belt  497
  • Move Over Law  153
  • Distracted Driver  310
Troopers arrested 168 people for DWI during this holiday period.
 
The New York State Police investigated a total of 590 accidents between August 29, 2014 through September 1, 2014, compared to last year’s 317. Of these accidents 171 people were injured, and 3 people were killed.