The New York State Police are at it again.
Operation Work Brake ended only a few short weeks ago, and police are already planning to launch a brand new speeding ticket campaign.
This time, it is called “Speed Week” in honor of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen International Raceway.
Starting Monday, police will be directly targeting speeders and distracted drivers.
According to Major Kevin Molinari, the Commander of State Police Troop C, every available trooper will be on patrol this week in order to ticket motorists for speeding, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and similar traffic offenses.
Troop C encompasses 7 counties in south-central New York including the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen, the site of NASCAR raceway.
Remember, Speed Week begins Monday and runs through Sunday, the day of the big race.
If you plan to be on the road in this area, please be sure to look out for the reduced speed limit signs and increased police presence.
Many of our clients ask us why New York State constantly seems to be doing these ticket blitzes and campaigns.
Some think it is because the state needs to find a way to raise revenue without raising taxes.
Essentially, these folks feel that police choose big events where they can get the biggest bang for their buck.
After all, aside from local driver, tons of out-of-state drivers could end up getting caught in the ticket blitz as they head to the NASCAR speedway for the big event.
Others say the police are just doing their job. To them, speeding is dangerous and road safety needs to be taken seriously.
Nevertheless, regardless of whether Speed Week was designed to raise revenue or promote safety (or both), one thing is for sure:New York State police plan to issue a ton of speeding tickets this week.
If you or a loved one recently received a NY speeding ticket, contact The Rosenblum Law Firm today.