The New York State Police has announced that Troopers issued 20,952 total traffic tickets during the special “Speed Week” traffic enforcement campaign. “Speed Week,” which was conducted from Monday, June 12, 2023, to Sunday, June 18, 2023, targeted speeding and other unsafe driving behaviors, including distracted driving and violations of the Move Over Law.
Troopers issued 10,478 tickets for speeding, 516 for distracted driving, 375 for Move Over law violations, and arrested 172 people for drunk and impaired driving. State Police also responded to 175 personal injury crashes, including two fatal crashes.
During the June 2022 Speed Week detail, State Police issued 22,333 total tickets, including 11,566 for speeding.
As part of this enforcement detail, Troopers targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Troopers watched for impaired and distracted drivers, vehicle occupants who were not properly buckled up, and drivers who violated the Move Over law, which requires motorists to exercise extreme caution when passing emergency vehicles that are stopped in or on the side of the road.
The State Police supplemented regular patrols statewide, including the use of Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) patrol vehicles to better locate drivers talking or texting on hand held devices. These unmarked vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.
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