NYPD Launches 2-Day Speeding Crackdown

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Last week, the NYPD held a 2-day ticket blitz focusing on cellphone tickets, texting while driving, and failure to yield to pedestrians. That blitz led to over 5,200 summonses being handed out.

This week, the NYPD will be holding a new 2-day blitz focusing specifically on speeding tickets in New York City. This echoes the New York State Police “Speed Week” blitz held at the end of April, which also targeted speeding drivers.

Toyota_Prius_NYPD_Traffic_EnforcementThese ticket blitzes are a tactic that the NYPD has employed frequently as a part of Mayor DeBlasio’s “Vision Zero”—his plan to eliminate traffic deaths in New York City by the year 2024. The NYPD has also more than quadrupled the number of radar guns in use, issued more jaywalking tickets, increased distracted driving enforcement, and installed speeding cameras within the past few months.

We encourage New York City drivers to be especially careful this week and remind you that the speed limit on local streets is 30mph unless otherwise posted. Speeding tickets in New York City carry between 3 and 11 points on your license and maximum fines of up to $600, an $88 court surcharge, and a possible additional fine known as a Driver Responsibility Assessment.

If you receive a speeding ticket or any other traffic violation Rosenblum Law can help. Call us at 888-883-5529 for a free attorney consultation.

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This post was written by Adam H. Rosenblum Esq.

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