Night time traffic stop.

New York’s Summer Speed Week Statistics Are In!

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New York’s most recent speeding ticket blitz is officially over and the statistics are in!

During Speed Week 2014, the state police issued more than mere speeding tickets.

From August 6-12, New York troopers issued 22,176 traffic tickets to motorists across the entire state.

Night time traffic stop.

An evening traffic stop. Police issued over 22,000 tickets in such stops during “Speed Week,” running August 6-12, 2014. (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

Aside from speeding tickets, officers issued cell phone tickets, driving while intoxicated (DWI), and Move Over Law (VTL 1144a) tickets for failing to change lanes when passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road.

In a statement released this past Wednesday, troopers shared a breakdown of the tickets they issued during NY Speed Week 2014. The 22,176 tickets issued included:

• 10,266 speeding tickets

• 279 tickets for texting while driving

• 277 tickets for using a cellphone while driving

• 238 tickets issued for driving while intoxicated (DWI)

• 622 tickets issued for violating the Move Over Law (VTL 1144a)

Likewise, troopers ticketed motorists for a range of other violations, including failing to wear a seatbelt.

Remember, whenever you set out on the road, the New York State Police are out there in full force ready and able to pull you over.

It goes without saying that you need to be cautious and drive safely.

However, if you do end up with a traffic ticket, the experienced attorneys at The Rosenblum Law Firm can help. Call us today for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

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This post was written by Adam Rosenblum


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