NY Holiday Traffic Violations Tallied

The numbers are…impressive…

The New York State Police issued 48,877 tickets and arrested 783 people for impaired driving over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over traffic enforcement period.

Of particular interest is the use of CITE (Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement ) vehicles, which were used as part of this crackdown in order to more easily identify motorists who are violating the law. CITE vehicles allow the Trooper to better observe driving violations. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.