Here in New York, watch out for New York State Troopers in marked and unmarked cars pulling drivers over for speeding. 

Governor Cuomo announced the State Police will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. This initiative is in full effect through August 11th:

 

“Speeding and reckless driving is unsafe and the cause of far too many avoidable tragedies,” Governor Cuomo said. “I urge all New Yorkers to drive responsibly, stay within the speed limit and join us in helping to keep our roads safe for motorists, passengers and pedestrians alike.”

According to WYRK, during the first “Speed Week” campaign back in 2014, State Police officers wrote 21,864 speeding tickets. Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles to pull over drivers.

These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.

Troopers will also be watching for other traffic violations, including distracted or impaired drivers, seat belt checks, and drivers that are violating New York’s Move Over law.


 

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