This “Speed Week” initiative runs from April 17 through April 24, 2014, and is the first since August 10-17, 2013, when State Police issued more than 9,600 traffic tickets.
“Too often families are forced to endure needless heartache as a result of reckless driving,” said Governor Cuomo. “During Speed Week, the State Police will be out in force across New York cracking down on drivers who break the law, putting themselves and others at risk. This week and every week, I urge drivers to slow down and adhere to the vital and lifesaving rules of the road.”
This Speed Week campaign comes on the heels of several other initiatives tasked with making New York’s roads safer. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles now releases up to 10 years of a driver’s violation history to prosecutors; texting-while-driving enforcement is at an all-time high; and the New York Department of Transportation recently launched a new anti-speeding campaign.
“Drivers can prevent needless deaths and injuries by simply slowing down,” New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico said. “Our Troopers are out there on New York roadways doing their part to keep the streets safe, and the public can too. By following posted speed limits and watching their speed, drivers will increase their chances of making it to their destination safely.”
Drivers can expect more State Troopers, as well as unmarked police cars, on New York roads this week. We encourage you to drive safely, obey speed limits and other posted road signs, and avoid distractions.
If you receive a traffic ticket in New York this week, or any other time, contact the experienced attorneys at The Rosenblum Law Firm at 888-883-5529. We’ll explain your violation and your legal options and let you know the best way to fight your ticket.