ALERT – NY State Police “Speed Week” Starts August 1; Last Year 21,148 Tickets Were Issued

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

“Studies have shown, speeding kills. During this campaign, and year round, we will work to reduce this kind of dangerous driving,” explained New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II. “We want drivers to slow down, put the electronic devices away and pay attention out on our roads. Attentive, responsible, defensive driving is the key to avoiding crashes and keeping our roads and highways safe for all that travel them.”

In 2016, August was the deadliest month for speed-related crashes in New York State, claiming 39 lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 3 out of every 10 drivers are self-professed “speeders.”

During last year’s enforcement campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), 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. State Police also responded to 268 personal injury crashes, which resulted in five fatalities and 393 people injured.

Speeding played a factor in 27 percent of fatal crashes across the country, according to an analysis of 2016 data by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). 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.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Speeding doesnt kill it’s people that dont resort to road speeds. Your current speed limits are about 25 mph slower that what you honestly can drive safely 10 mph is dropped for state safety and then of course soccer mom still is not satisfied with that speed limit they cut it by another 15 mph. I have drove all over this country maine 75 mph speed limit North Dakota 100 mph , Germany 220 km, Korea 160 km so tell me how 55 and 65 are more deadly then the rest of the world

  2. “Studies have shown that-
    hiding like a cockroach to catch people driving very safely, but at a speed that is technically over the speed limit,
    and then wasting 45 minutes of their time immediately,
    plus robing a countless number of their time energy and hard earned money- brings in a lot of revenue to the city.

  3. Mikeb5100, I’ll try my best to answer your question (how 55 and 65 are more deadly then the rest of the world). When determining speed limits, safety boards typically determine congestion, on/off ramps, shifts in elevation and turns, etc. Though I don’t live in Brooklyn, I can imagine that with the winding & twisting corridors of the Belt Parkway (or Van Wyck of Queens) with it’s congestion and many entrances and exits, and smaller lanes/shoulders; they would impose a more modest speed limit than the large open stretches of highways in Oklahoma, rural Texas.

  4. Got a speeding ticket today in Brooklyn 1/2 mile from the Marine Parkway Brdige. This has nothing to do about SAFETY. Don’t kid yourself. This is a fund raiser with no food and no boring speeches. Blood suckers under the guise of Public Safety.

  5. mister ploni,
    you saw the speed limit signs, you chose to exceed the limit and git caught.
    Deal with it, it’s your own fault, noone else.
    Were the bloodsuckers in the back seat forcing you to go faster?