During the “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown that ran from August 15 through September 1, New York State Troopers revealed that they issued approximately 46,584 traffic tickets.
Of those tickets issued:
- 18,350 were for speeding
- 1,937 for distracted driving
- 2,667 child restraint and seatbelt violations
- 850 were move over law violations
Troopers say they set up checkpoints that stopped more than 19,000 vehicles during that time span, and doing so resulted in 663 driving while intoxicated arrests.
Furthermore, during Labor Day weekend alone (8/29-9/1), troopers say they issued close to 9,000 traffic tickets.
Out of those Labor Day tickets, 3,904 were for speeding, 497 for seatbelt violations, 153 for the move over law, 310 for distracted driving, and a whopping 168 for DWI.
Troopers say in that time period, they investigated 317 accidents resulting in 171 injuries and three deaths.
Whether it be for the Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend, or even Back to School Week, New York police have been out in full force generating revenue by pulling unsuspecting drivers over.
Even when the police do not officially announce a traffic ticket blitz, they are out in record numbers looking to pull you over.
Although New York State police claim that they are promoting safety, many times they are trying to earn revenue for the municipality and keep their jobs.
Be careful: just when you least expect it, you might see those flashing lights behind you. If you ever do, you know who to call.
If you recently received a New York traffic ticket, contact Rosenblum Law today at 888-883-5529.