NY Speed Week Enforcement: August 1st through August 7th

Law enforcement agencies throughout New York will be conducting a crackdown on speeding on state and local roadways, starting Wednesday, August 1, and running through Tuesday, August 7.

In 2016, August was the deadliest month for speed-related crashes in New York State, claiming 39 lives.

During last year’s enforcement campaign, State Police issued 21,148 tickets. Troopers issued 9,205 tickets for speeding, 348 for distracted driving and arrested 234 people for driving while impaired.

In New York, the data showed, speeding was a factor in 31 percent of the 1,025 fatal crashes. A total of 314 people lost their lives in these preventable collisions.

Studies have shown...speeding kills...so slow down and take it easy!