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Governor Cuomo Announces “Speed Week” Crackdown April 17-24

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday that the State Police will be conducting a week-long enforcement campaign targeting speeders and aggressive drivers across the state.

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.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo who just announced the “Speed Week” crackdown on speeding and other traffic violations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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.

In addition to speeders, State Troopers will also be watching for seatbelt violations, drivers that violate the “Move Over Law,” and distracted drivers.

“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.

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  • Jim Link
    April 24, 2014

    Speed limits are way too low nowadays. 55MPH on 3-lane highways such as 787 is a crime in itself. We don’t drive horse and buggy anymore! Cops and politicians know this and milk us for every penny they can.. When will the power abuse stop!?

  • Hershel
    April 18, 2014

    Aren’t the State troopers giving out speeding tickets all week every week?

  • Mark Dupoise
    April 18, 2014

    This is BS, this is NOTHING but another attempt at NYS leaching money out of its citizens and unaware drivers from other states. Its a violation of the Constitutional right to free and unhindered travel! I will have my cameras on in my vehicle to monitor my driving AND the police actions and warn all other drivers either to avoid NYS at all costs or have a camera and a witness whenever they drive.

  • DEB MANN
    April 17, 2014

    This ‘move over’ law is frightening. Yesterday a patrol car came out of nowhere so fast I couldn’t even tell it was the police. That part of the PIP has pot holes on the slow lane and I was trying to avoid damaging my car and didn’t ‘move over’ After I realized this tailgater (he was 2” from my bumper) was the police I ‘moved over’, into the yes, pot hole.

    Govenor Cuomo – your road safety strategies need attention to a few details: FIX THE ROADS if you expect motorists to ‘move over’ and please advise those working for ‘our safety’ to not speed/tailgate generally rattle law-abiding motorists!