Weather Alert  

Special Weather Statement issued January 24 at 10:07PM EST by NWS Upton NY A band of light to moderate snow showers moving across Long Island and southern Connecticut should bring at least a coating of accumulation, and as much as an inch across portions of interior southern Connecticut. Slippery travel is possible, especially on less traveled and untreated roadways. Motorists should use extra caution if driving tonight. The light snow should end before midnight in most places, but could linger until about 1 AM east of the Connecticut River and across the forks of Long Island.

More Police Patrol on the Prowl for Speeders and Aggressive Drivers this Week

Additional eyes will be on vehicles on the road this week targeting speeders, aggressive drivers and other violators of traffic rules. Find out why here!

Print Email

Drivers can expect to see more police on patrol on the roads throughout New York State this week. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has deemed August 10 – 17 “Speed Week,” a campaign that coincides with the Nascar Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen International Raceway to target speeders and aggressive drivers.

Police enforcement has been increased during this campaign period, on top of normal year-round enforcement, to help reduce speed related crashes and improve safe travel on New York roads.

In addition to speeding and aggressive driving, there will be increased enforcement for other traffic violations, including not buckling up and disobeying the “Move Over Law” for emergency vehicles.

Speeding may take place on racetracks, but it is not tolerated on the roads, according to Governor Cuomo. Cuomo added, “Speeding is the number one cause of deaths on our roads each year, and it is a dangerous activity that puts everyone at risk.”

Police enforcement can only do so much; the public’s help in obeying rules can also ensure roads in New York State are safer.

[Source: Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo]